Salon owner collecting hygiene products for refuges
A salon owner is appealing for donations of personal hygiene products to give to shelters and refuges.
Debra Atkins, owner of Pout of this World in Stafford Road, Cannock, was living in a refuge 25 years ago, and now collects boxes of personal items to donate to homeless shelters and refuges.
She said: "I've collected privately on my own for the refuges but I decided to use the salon as a drop-off point.
"I was in a refuge myself for two years over 25 years ago and they helped me immensely, so it is nice to be able to give something back.
"When I first got there I had to wait quite a while until I got personal hygiene products, it was invaluable for me.
"I collected more than 40 boxes last month, half for the homeless shelter in Walsall and half for Women's Aid.
"This month we're going to give the same a go but hopefully it'll be bigger.
"Over Christmas we donated 40 bags of clothes, and now they've got too many.
"The people who run the shelters are really grateful to be helped in any way."
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