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Budding entrepreneurs headhunted by UK’s Clothes Aid for the chance to run their own business and help charities in the process


A charity clothing collection group is calling for passionate entrepreneurs to come forward and help them expand across the country.

Clothes Aid, which has recently announced collaboration with Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital, is looking for business-minded individuals to become franchisees, so it can help even more charities throughout the country and beyond.

With over 20 years of experience within the franchise sector, Clothes Aid has developed a unique operating model, allowing them to collect over 50,000 clothing bags per week, from households across the UK.

This labour-intensive job, will create fantastic potential for anyone seeking to change their future, and reap the rewards of self-employment.

Steve Jenkinson, Franchise Manager at Clothes Aid, explained: “Our franchise opportunity offers local entrepreneurs the chance to build their own business, with a social purpose, and they’ll be backed all the way with full training, and the help and support of an experienced and substantial organisation.

“Our model is very simple. Franchisees run a team or teams who carry out the distribution and collection of charity bags to targeted areas and households within their specific area. Each team van typically carries at least a tonne of clothing at a time, and homes are visited every three to four weeks.”

Collectively, Clothes Aid has raised more than £10 million for UK charities to date, including NSPCC, Macmillan Cancer Support and Make-A-Wish UK, through fully licenced door to door collections, in strict adherence to fundraising regulations. The organisation also works closely with the Waste and Recycling Action Programme (WRAP), and is committed to reducing the 350,000 tonnes of clothes that are sent to UK landfill every year.

Michael Lomotey, Clothes Aid’s business manager, said “To become a franchisee, you just need to be fit and healthy and happy to work outdoors. This opportunity will give you financial security and independence, while helping to support some of the country’s leading charities.”

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