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Vicar Lane encourages Chesterfield shoppers to donate to Ukraine appeal

Vicar Lane is making a fresh request for public support as it launches its second push to donate essential items to Ukraine.

Shoppers exceeded expectations earlier this spring when they were first asked to make donations in response to the war in Ukraine. The centre was overwhelmed by the generosity of Chesterfield public to the call for help.

Brandon Howard, Centre Administrator at Vicar Lane said, “We were overwhelmed by the quick response and generosity of our local community. The centre management office became a drop-off point for the items, and was completely full by the end of week one!”

Vicar Lane tenants participated in the effort too, with shoe retailer Deichmann providing shoe boxes which were made up into packs containing essential items for the war-torn country. New Look, The Works and Clarissa’s Interiors also made generous donations.

With the help of local members of the community and the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church in Chesterfield all the items made their way to Ukraine via a lengthy lorry-journey though Poland.

“We know that shoppers were keen to play their part earlier this year so we are sure that our second  campaign will be just as successful. A big thanks to everyone who donated previously and to those that will donate this time around,” said Brandon Howard.

People are being asked to make particular types of donations so that the most useful items are donated. Tinned foods and non-perishables, cosmetics and hygiene products will make the biggest difference.

Items can be dropped off at the management suite (opposite Iceland) up until 29th June.

Based in the heart of Chesterfield, Vicar Lane Shopping Centre is  home to a range of popular high-street retailers and a mix of unique independent stores. Find out more here.

Vicar Lane supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

Josh Marsh

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Investment and Marketing)

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