Charities and Covid: Call to follow Sheen's donations lead after losses

Charities and Covid: Call to follow Sheen's donations lead after losses

1/15/2022 5:42:00 AM

Charities and Covid: Call to follow Sheen's donations lead after losses

Michael Sheen's donated suits raised cash at a time when charities face huge losses due to Covid.

He said he hoped people follow suit after a "Christmas declutter".Adam Fletcher says charity shop losses directly affect research and support that charities can offer"Every item sold will be turned into funds for research that could help transform the lives of those 340,000 people in Wales living with heart and circulatory diseases."

Barnardo's said they had seen their retail income fall by £47.9m to £30m in 2020-21 because of the impact of lockdown closures.For Cancer Research Wales there has been a 50% drop in income across the board but, in particular, retail income saw a loss of 83% last year - which translates into about £400,000.

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