A BOROUGH business has been praised by a Redditch councillor for its support of her upcoming ‘Swap and Donate Shop’ event next month.
Coun Gemma Monaco (Con Batchley and Brockhill) will hold the event with local businessman Tony Hateley who owns Kensi Hope Interiors on Hewell Road.
It aims to give residents across the Borough the chance to swap any unwanted Christmas gifts.
“I’m very grateful to Tony for offering his shop as a drop-off point for donations,” said Coun Monaco.
Within days of the event being announced the shop was already being visited by donors who brought along toys, books and games.
The items will then go on sale and the money raised will be donated to the Charlotte & Craig Saving Hearts Foundation (CCSHF).
“I was pleasantly surprised to see so many donations already,” said Coun Monaco, “Redditch is very generous.”
The event is being co-organised by Nyear Nazir, who will be standing for the Conservatives at the local elections in May for Batchley & Brockhill.
Mrs Nazir said: “Everyone is welcome at this event, regardless of how they vote and regardless of whereabouts in Redditch they live.
“It’s about helping each other first and foremost.”
The ‘Swap and Donate Shop’ is being held at Batchley Community Centre on Saturday, February 16 from 12pm until 3pm.
Donations of toys, baby items, books and more can be left at Kensi Hope Interiors during working hours.
Unfortunately, child car seats and foodstuffs cannot be accepted.