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Scarborough Charity Benefits from Carrier Bag Charges

Scarborough Charity Benefits from Carrier Bag Charges

Published by Matthew Pells at 4:00pm 28th October 2019.

Local supermarket group Proudfoot have donated £2500 to Age UK Scarborough.

The money has come from the 5p plastic carrier bag charge.

The supermarket say they have seen a huge decline in the usage of single use carrier bags in their stores following the introduction of the 5p charge, but that they are

"delighted that the funds raised from the remaining carrier bags bought by our customers are able to support some fantastic local causes."

Julie Macey-Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer of Age UK Scarborough and District, said:

“Age UK Scarborough & District are a local independent charity serving the over 50s across Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Ryedale. 

We have a number of services, including befriending, a veterans service, health, wellbeing and employability and our group activities, like Extend, our chair based exercise classes.

This money will enable our activities to continue and grow. We are currently undergoing extensive renovation work to our building on Aberdeen Walk in Scarborough, and this will mean a lot more activities to help reduce social isolation and loneliness.”

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