DONATIONS are pouring in at an Ellesmere Port charity shop, despite the economic downturn.
The British Heart Foundation store in Marina Drive, along with others in the town, says the credit crunch has not had a negative impact.
Manager Linda Fawcett said: “Donations are flying through the door at the moment. We’ve always had it good here.
“Because of the credit crunch people are shopping more in charity shops. It’s the best it has ever been.”
Jocelin Cockran, who runs Help the Aged in Little Sutton, added: “The credit crunch has affected a few of our shops in other areas but not here. It’s like nothing has changed, it hasn’t affected us at all.”
Pam Clarke, who runs Charity Support Shop in Chester Road, Whitby, said although turnover of goods was down they were still receiving a lot of donations.
She added: “Our biggest problem is that people don’t bring carrier bags into charity shops anymore, they are going to a supermarket with them.
“We’re constantly running out of carrier bags. Every time we buy in bags it’s taking money away that could go to the charities.”