Orvia is pleased to be supporting DEBRA by providing facilities for their new ‘drive-in and drop-off’ donation centre which has recently opened at South Ribble Enterprise Park, managed by Orvia’s property services team.
The site was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Councillor Jim and Susan Marsh, who took time out of their busy schedule to visit the new Charity Donation Centre.
DEBRA is the only national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a rare genetic skin blistering condition which causes the skin to shear at the slightest friction, or even spontaneously.
DEBRA relies on the generosity of the public to fund its work, improving lives and giving hope, through specialist nursing and social care and vital research to find a cure.
The Mayor said “Times are hard for everyone, but it is great to know that members of the public can drop off their bric-a-brac, clothing, shoes, books and other items at a centre that can sell them on to make much needed funds for the charity”.
Ann Djordjevic, Director of Corporate and Property Services, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to support DEBRA in establishing a donation centre in the North West. At Orvia we pride ourselves on providing flexible accommodation solutions for businesses and it is a privilege to support a national charity that does such fantastic work to improve the quality of life for the children and young people who suffer from this rare skin condition”.
The ‘drive-in and drop-off’ donation centre is open every day 10am to 3pm, except Wednesday. Donors are able to drive in, unload and drive off. The facility is large enough to accept furniture as well as electrical items, textiles, card and metal for recycling.
South Ribble Enterprise Park is located on Grove Road in Walton-le-Dale, Preston. If you have any enquiries please call them on 01772 558462 or visit their website at http://www.debra.org.uk/. Please give your support to DEBRA and donate your unwanted items.