Clutterbugs was established in May 2001 because I wanted to help out those people in genuine need who often get forgotten or nobody has heard about. It is owned, operated and funded soley by myself. My business is NOT a registered charity so I receive no government assistance, financial aid or any type of sponsorship. To be able to continue my work, some items are sold.
Most days are spent going out and picking up stock that has kindly been donated, sorting it out and then dropping it off to the appropriate centres. Collecting up to 2 tonne a week at peak times, as you can imagine, is a massive job. I have schools, shops, businesses and organizations that are happy to supply me with their excess clothing, uniforms and soft furnishings. Most of the donations collected are from private homes and all my work is word-of-mouth.