County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank

Yesterday was one of the busiest days we have had since The Clothing Bank opened. There was a steady stream of people through the doors. We were also joined by our friends from Sunderland Unite Community Branch who are hoping to start a Clothing Bank in Sunderland in the not too distant future. Thanks guys- we appreciated your help yesterday.


We also launched our summer raffle and other fund-raising activities. So far we have received around thirty raffle prizes. Thank you for your kindness. Tickets will be on sale until 28th July. If you would like to purchase tickets let us know via our facebook page.


And now to our new best friend who joined the Clothing Bank team yesterday. Initially bought for a two year old and subsequently frightened the life out of said child. So much so that our new friend had to go and live at Grandma’s -who was not overwhelmed by that. As you can see they had an enjoyable first day at The Clothing Bank before bedding down for the night!

The Bear 2

The Bear 4

The Bear

Teddy is going to help us raise funds in a Guess The Name Of The Bear competition.  The lucky winner gets to take Teddy home.

The Bear 3

More seriously, we were visited yesterday by some of our homeless friends who had walked from Durham City to Brandon. Unfortunately they had been given the wrong information about our opening times and arrived just as we had packed up. We were however able to help them with toiletries and the food bank next door gave them a cup of tea and a toastie.

Once again I would like to thank all our volunteers and donators. We could not do it without you. Big hugs to Jayne, one of our regular volunteers who is having an operation on Thursday. Get well soon. At the moment we still cannot take any donations except for toiletries or menswear. The next Clothing Bank will be on 16 June from 12 until 2 at Brandon Miners Welfare Hall.


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