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Kick the Hoarding Habit and make Cash for Charity
Preloved, the UK's most passionate second hand site, is calling on Brits to make a New Year's resolution to stop hoarding their clutter, have a clear out and raise money for Action for Children by posting a free advert until the end of January
Until the end of January, advertisers on the site, which attracts over three million visitors each month, can place one or more items for sale with a FREE advert at http://www.preloved.co.uk/
Ian Buzer, Managing Director of Preloved, said, "We've turned into a nation of hoarders, and January is a great month to start with a clean sheet and de-clutter, clearing out everything from old toys and children's clothes to unwanted Christmas presents. It's traditionally a challenging month financially as people have to pay off Christmas bills, which now cost around £700 for the average family, so this a great way to make some cash while helping a charity that works with 50,000 of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people of all ages across the UK."
A recent report found that millions of people in the country are stockpiling possessions in spare rooms, cupboards, lofts and sheds to an estimated value of £50bn. Ian said, "It's time to make a New Year's resolution to quit our addiction to hoarding, such as the thousands of parents storing the possessions of children who have left home, and unlock some of the value of these items by selling them second hand. We want people to kick off 2012 with a good clear out that can benefit them and raise money for a very worthwhile charity."
Emilia Carman, Head of High Value Fundraising at Action for Children, said, "This campaign is perfect for Action for Children; encouraging people to recycle is good for the environment and something we are happy to promote, and by getting a donation for every person who creates as advert, it will enable us to continue our aim of being there for the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK for as long as it takes."
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Preloved is the UK's leading second hand website, with hundreds of thousands of adverts in over 500 categories. Each month the site attracts over 2.4 million unique visitors and has a membership of 870,000. It is in the top 500 most visited UK sites.