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Donations to Oxfam Ireland at 'critically low levels'

Some well-known faces have joined a new campaign to encourage people to donate items to their local Oxfam shop.

OXFAM IRELAND HAS revealed that donations to their charity shops have reached critically low levels.

The organisation has launched a new campaign to highlight the urgent need for more donations following three years of dwindling supplies.

The Make Space for Oxfam campaign asks the public to donate items that they no longer use but are taking up space in their wardrobes, shelves and homes.

Musician Sharon Corr and broadcasters Miriam O’Callaghan and Tom Dunne have lent their faces to the campaign, as well as donating some items to their local Oxfam stores.

Sharon Corr donated an electric violin, while O’Callaghan gifted Oxfam with her “lucky dress”. Tom Dunne donated a David Bowie album which he bought in 1974.

In a statement to mark the launch of the campaign, the charity said every single donated item, from clothing to accessories, can make a difference in helping Oxfam to overcome poverty and suffering around the world.

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland’s chief executive said, “The Oxfam shop is the foundation upon which much of Oxfam Ireland’s work is built and directly supports Oxfam’s ability to respond to emergencies such as the current crisis in East Africa, where up to 13 million people face starvation. So if you have something taking up space in your life, donate it to your local Oxfam shop.”

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