Gift Aid adds up to new van

07:27 18 March 2012

Topsham

Topsham's Estuary League of Friends CE Rachel Gilpin is pictured with the charity's new vehicle this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref ext 3760-09-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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The Estuary League of Friends has unveiled its new van, paid for through Gift Aid donations.

The van was purchased second hand for £10,000, and was funded entirely through the scheme which sees the charity receive nearly 25 per cent extra on top of donations through reclaimed tax.

The charity says its new vehicle will be used to collect donations of furniture and white goods, and deliver them to people who buy them from the charity’s two Topsham shops.

Charity chief executive Rachel Gilpin said: ““We’d love to receive as many items as possible from people who may be spring cleaning their homes.

“Almost any large or small item is acceptable and we’ll take all electrical goods except large old-style TV sets.

“We will gladly clear houses or pick up unwanted individual pieces of furniture or white goods for a small fee. Everything will help us maintain and improve our services.”

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