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Croyde Surf Club launches charity collection appeal

September 17, 2012

Croyde surf club has this week launched an appeal in North Devon in conjunction with Bag4sport to collect old clothing and linen to raise money for deprived communities in Third World Countries as well as helping the club in raising funds for its club house that was granted planning permission earlier this year.

What we want:

  • Clothes (trousers, shorts, t-shirts, shirts, hats , gloves, scarves, dresses, tights, pairs of socks, coats, jackets)
  • Belts
  • Bags (sports bags, ladies bags, soft travel bags…)
  • Shoes (pairs only!)
  • Bed linen (sheets, quilt covers, pillow cases, protectors)
  • Soft toys (No bric a brac)

We’ve already had a great response from club members and individuals but we would also like local businesses, such as hotels and guest houses to have a rummage through and get involved.

How it works:
Clear out your wardrobes, draws and cupboards and pop all your unwanted and surplus gear in a black bag and get it to one of our collection points, simples. Please help us and spread the word about this fantastic fund-raising event.

Collection Points:
Bags can be left with Redwood surf shop in Croyde. The Board Barn in Caen Field Shopping Centre, Braunton. Beatsworkin on Queens St in Barnstaple and Rogers Garage, East St South Molton. You can also leave them with club officials at Mondays junior training sessions at Downend car park 6-6.30pm or outside Croyde Village Hall between 5.00pm and 5.30pm on Fridays.

Alternatively give us a call on 01271 891207 or drop us an email campaign@croydesurfclub.com

Last day for dropping in bags is 26th October

Local businessman Mike Chadwick from Chiverton & Co has already stepped in to help offering the club an industrial unit to store all the bags before collection by Bag4Sport for which we are very grateful.

Thanks to all the local businesses acting as collection points across North Devon. We want to make it as easy as possible to donate to the appeal and are looking for businesses in Ilfracombe, Bideford, Combe Martin and elsewhere who would be willing to act as collection points. If you can help please get in touch.

Club chairman Rob Whitney said“We are really excited and really looking forward to working on this project with Bag4Sport. Not only will it benefit our local community by allowing us to provide a community resource for future generations, but it will also provide an opportunity to make a difference in a community where people are less fortunate than ourselves.

CSC fund-raiser Isabelle Bromham said ‘ The reason for CSC getting involved in this fundraising event is that everyone’s a winner. Less fortunate people get help with clothing and more , donors get to have a good clearout of their wardrobes and linen cupboards and create some space while CSC raise money towards their new clubhouse, it all just makes perfect sense’


About Bag4Sport

“Bag4sport Ltd was born out of the dilemma that many grass roots sports organisations face when trying to raise vital cash for their projects, equipment, sponsorship, and day to day survival.”

Bag4Sport was created as a not-for-profit organisation as a way of helping sports clubs, schools and youth organisations across the country to raise funds in an easy way, by collecting unwanted bags of textiles for which they receive payment.

People in poverty stricken countries will also benefit as some of the clothing is sent abroad to people in real need.

The proceeds generated through Bag4Sport Ltd are transferred to and distributed by the Bag4Sport Foundation. The aim of the charity is simply to raise as much money as possible to help as many people as possible benefit from sport.

B4S also encourages waste awareness and recycling, and helps to provide affordable clothing for those in less privileged situations. B4S empowers organisations in need to raise funds easily and quickly. It’s that simple.


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