Bringing music to charity’s ears

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Home Retail Group, parent company of Homebase, yesterday brought music to a cancer charity’s ears by turning unwanted CDs and DVDs into much needed funds.

Throughout May, Homebase stores across the country will join forces in a music and film recycling drive to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. In partnership with the UK’s leading ‘cash for’ website, musicMagpie.co.uk, Milton Keynes residents are invited to drop off their usable*, unwanted or out-dated music and film collections in the designated Entertainment Exchange drop off bins. musicMagpie will provide a donation per item collected to the charity to help local young people with cancer.

To celebrate the launch, local musician Ben Wyman got head office staff on Avebury Boulevard, into the musical donating spirit by playing an acoustic covers set ranging from the sixties to current classics.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the official charity partner of Homebase across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The partnership will run until February 2013 and Homebase colleagues have already raised a staggering £1.5 million.

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. The charity build specialist units within NHS hospitals, bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed to feel like a home-from-home. Teenage Cancer Trust wants every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.

For further information about the charity or the Entertainment Exchange visit www.teeenagecancertrust.org or www.homebase.co.uk

Photocaption: Nikki Palmer from Home Retail Group, James Hutton from Teenage Cancer Trust, Jim Childs from Home Retail Group and Ceri Wootton Home Retail Group taking part in the Homebase Entertainment Exchange in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.