Helga Clarke, Senior Marketing Manager at Jarrold, said, “During the pandemic, as we have been spending much more time at home, many of us have been tidying, cleaning and sorting the areas of our home and things we never normally have time for. Part of this has been having a huge clothing clear-out. At Jarrold, while our shops have been shut, we have sorted some hidden treasures and some great bargains across our most popular brands to sell through our website and so the idea of a charity closet clear-out came to fruition! Just visit our website, sit back, take a minute and browse your size, you never know what you might find! We’d love it if our customers shared their purchases and showed us how they plan to wear them. We are delighted to partner with Big C for this initiative, donating £1 for every item sold to this much-loved local charity, as they too have suffered from not having their shops open.”
Carole Slaughter, Head of Fundraising at Big C, said, “This is a fantastic, feel-good, fun initiative from Jarrold, which gives us all the chance for some retail therapy, which is exactly what we need at the moment and the opportunity to score a bargain, whilst raising much needed funds for those in our community affected by cancer. We are very grateful to Jarrold for their support.”
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Big C moved swiftly to transfer all support services online and over the telephone, to ensure ongoing vital support for those facing cancer and their families, in very challenging times. All Big C services are now available in this way including a specialist telephone support line, live chat support, telephone counselling, welfare advice, ‘Ask the Nurse’ support via Big C’s virtual centre, Get Moving fitness coaching programme and physical and mental wellbeing videos.
In addition to this increase in demand for their services, Big C has experienced a sharp drop in income from closure of the shops and cancellation of fundraising events.
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