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Fundraising on the move for Naomi House…. With help from Renaissance Retirement

An initiative to raise thousands of pounds for charity is moving fast in the right direction.

Renaissance Retirement, based in Ringwood, has teamed up with national move company, House to Home, to deliver all its customers' unwanted furniture, clothes, books, dvds and electrical goods from their homes to children's hospice Naomi House and Jacksplace

Buyers moving into Renaissance's apartments all over the south have been donating their unwanted items to the charity which have a second hand value through its retail outlets.

The children's charity, which provides valuable respite and hospice service for children and young adults has received more than six van loads of unwanted goods so far which are have been distributed across its retail shops in the south.

It's all part of the retirement developer's 20th anniversary to raise thousands of pounds for the charity in 2017.

"I'm delighted to be able to help raise as much as possible for Naomi House during our anniversary year," said Chris Wotton, marketing director at Renaissance Retirement.

Chris added: "Our buyers often donate unwanted items to charity so we decided to collect it all up and send it to the Naomi House depot. It's amazing what people don't want – there have been some valuable items donated.

"We are also doing some additional fundraising events and initiatives which have also raised over a thousand pounds with various donations."

Lisa Congdon, new business development fundraiser at Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: "We are delighted Renaissance Retirement has picked our charity to help mark its 20th anniversary this year.

"We rely heavily on local businesses just like Renaissance to support our fundraising and ensure we deliver the very best care to local children, young people and families on good days, difficult days and last days.

"We can track every item they donate to us through the tills to give us a very accurate measure of their initiative."

Naomi House runs its own house clearing service. For more information about donating unwanted household items to Naomi House and Jacksplace please phone 01962 820090

Pic L-R Naomi House's John Egan, Vanessa Sayeg-Priestley, Jill McDonagh, Jo Barnes with Renaissance Retirement's Chris Wotton

Chris Wotton marketing director cw@renaissancegroup.co.uk 01425 474674