Freezing weather puts the skids on donations to Exmouth charity

FREEZING temperatures in Exmouth put the skids temporarily on a cancer charity’s bid to raise vital Christmas cash.

Staff at the town’s Cancer Research UK outlet said severe weather, icy roads and slippery pavements over the last few months had deterred people from taking in donations- causing a “huge” drop in stock levels.

Hazardous conditions prevented many from handing over unwanted items and shopping at the store.

Shop manager Angela Dougall has appealed for residents to put the extra time spent at home to good use and celebrate the thaw by having a sort-out.

She said: “The extra time spent indoors during this wintry weather is a great excuse to refresh your house ready for Spring.

“By bagging up your unwanted items and bringing them to us, you’ll ensure that rather than leaving items to gather dust in a cupboard, you’ll be helping to raise funds for vital cancer research.

“I’d like to thank my fantastic team of volunteers for their hard work and dedication in keeping the shop open during this extreme weather.”