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BLETCHLEY’S Cancer Research UK Shop is set to receive an early Christmas present, courtesy of UK Mail.

A new partnership between UK Mail’s new ipostparcels service and Cancer Research UK could boost donations to the Bletchley shop on Queensway in the run up to Christmas.

The campaign allows ipostparcel customers to donate unwanted and used items easily when booking a collection through the new service at www.ipostparcels.com.

The donations will be picked up, free of charge with the collection and delivered to the Milton Keynes Cancer Research UK shop.

Cancer Research UK is encouraging men and women to detox their wardrobes before the festive season gets into full swing and bag up the clothes, books and accessories they no longer use. Each bag of donated goods could help raise as much as £30 for life-saving research.

UK Mail’s chief executive, Guy Buswell said: “We are delighted to be able to continue and extend our partnership with Cancer Research UK through to our new customer-facing service ipostparcels. We have been working with Cancer Research UK for over 5 years and hope we can build on and strengthen the relationship through the new Post for Life campaign.”

“We couldn’t think of a better way to tackle Cancer Research UK’s shortage of stock in their shops, or of an easier way for our customers to donate, using our extensive network of drivers and depots to support the valuable work the charity does.”

Lynn Muller, Cancer Research UK’s Head of Product Operations, said: “The festive season is a very busy period for our Cancer Research UK shops and we rely on the generosity of the public to fill the shelves with clothes, books, toys and household items. We’re always looking for good quality pieces to sell and partnering with the ipostparcels service will make it even easier for people to donate items, particularly during the Christmas rush.”

Customers book an intended parcel collection slot and add a Cancer Research UK donation parcel to the order. The order will be collected and at the same time the donation to Cancer Research UK will be collected free of charge. Customers will also receive 10% off their ipostparcels order when making a donation to Cancer Research UK.

The new online service www.ipostparcels.com enables customers to use the service for one-off next day deliveries, such as birthday presents, or eBay sellers who have a pile of parcels. You simply order a pick-up online and choose from a range of delivery options for a tracked parcel delivery anywhere in the UK. Pick ups are given time slots so there’s no need to stay in all day.