EACH calls for unwanted jewellery in aid of charity project

Ryan Scott and Cheryl Burns, staff at the EACH Retail Distribution Centre

Ryan Scott and Cheryl Burns, staff at the EACH Retail Distribution Centre

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A new national fundraising initiative by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is calling on people to donate their unwanted or damaged jewellery to the charity’s shops.

EACH stores across the region, including outlets in Diss, Long Stratton and Framlingham, are collecting broken, unserviceable or unsellable jewellery of any quality from individuals and other charity shops, to be donated to a project, called JUNK: rubbish to gold, at The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University.

The project will see the donated items turn into ‘new’ jewellery by students, recent graduates and lecturers later this year.

These will then be sold at a silent auction, with a percentage of the proceeds going back to the involved charities in proportion to the weight of jewellery donated.

Gabrielle Spray, Head of Retail for EACH, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved in the project.

“The more weight in jewellery we can donate to the project, the more money EACH will get back from the auction to help us to continue to care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and support their families.”

For additional information about the JUNK: rubbish to gold project, visit www.facebook.com/rubbishtogold

To learn more about the work of the EACH charity and shop opening times, see www.each.org.uk/support-us