A WOMAN is convinced her donations to a charity shop are bringing joy to others, despite them just being rubbish she wants out of the house.
Donna Sheridan regularly goes to her Sue Ryder shop with a car boot full of undesirable items, most recently an ugly set of plates given to her by her in-laws in 1985 and a malfunctioning fax machine.
Another box contained a feast of outdated entertainment including a VHS copy of Pretty Woman and several incomplete DVD box sets of the Kiefer Sutherland series 24.
Sheridan said: “As well as decluttering my lovely home I’m improving the quality of life of underprivileged people, who may never have enjoyed the luxury of a damaged coffee machine.
“I’m certainly not using charity shops as a dumping ground for a mountain of junk the council would charge me £50 to take away and put in landfill.
“There are probably poor families out there who can’t wait to brighten up their lives with some Now That’s What I Call Music compilations from about 15 years ago.
“Yes, the CD player I’ve donated is inclined to skip in a way that drives you mad with frustration, but beggars can’t be choosers.”