A CHARITY clothing bank has been located at RAF College Cranwell for anyone to donate items to raise cash for a forces mental health charity.
The clothing bank is being run by Green Light Enterprise on behalf of the Combat Stress charity, and has been positioned near the Spar shop.
The installation was co-ordinated by Sqn Ldr Maggie Boyle, Commanding Officer of the Personnel Management Squadron and the first pile of clothes deposited was from the Thrift Shop, located in the Brunei Community Centre.
“The Thrift Shop sells all sorts of items, including clothes, brought in by Cranwell personnel and their families,” said Sqn Ldr Boyle. “After a few weeks if the items don’t sell they’re taken to local charity shops. Now, however, the clothes can be brought to the clothing bank to raise money for a charity that directly benefits ex-service personnel.
“Combat Stress gives amazing support to veterans, helping them through some very difficult situations, but it can only keep doing that if it has the money coming in. This is a really straightforward fund-raising initiative, one that we can all help with,” added Sqn Ldr Boyle.
The charity delivers treatment and support to ex-service men and women suffering from mental illness such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Placing clean and dry unwanted items of shoes and clothing into the bank will generate a monthly income for Combat Stress.