Children's TV props donated to charity

13 November 2014

Donations from CBBCTV to the 5p Bus

Costumes and props from a children's BBCTV show have been donated to the 5p Bus to help people in the region who are struggling to make ends meet.

When the director called a wrap on the third series of The Dumping Ground the clothes, some of the bedding and soft furnishings used as props during the filming in Newcastle and County Durham were given to St Cuthberts Care for our mobile clothing distribution service.

The BAFTA-winning children’s drama is based on Jacqueline Wilson’s fictional children’s home character, Tracy Beaker, and the recently filmed programmes are due to be aired in the New Year. The charity has previously benefited from similar donations when filming for earlier series took place at the former La Sagesse School in Jesmond.

Now the ten sacks of clothing donated by the programme makers will be sorted at our Sunderland depot and taken to communities in the North East where people are living in poverty and sold at a nominal 5p per item.

"It's really useful to have donations of children's clothes," says 5p Bus manager, Iris Boyd. "We always have difficulties in supplying clothes for older children and teenagers so this donation from the CBBC series is particularly welcome. We are very grateful."