THE Trussell Trust in Salisbury is preparing to reopen its warehouse in Salisbury for donations in a bid to save them from going into landfill and "recycle goods to raise vital funds".

But those wishing to donate items must book a pre-arranged slot to bring them to the charity's warehouse. 

It will only be accepting smaller items such as good quality clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, and bric-a-brac. The Trussell Trust is currently not able to accept donations of furniture. 

The Salisbury charity says it is "tentatively" planning to restart some of its warehouse operations, adhering to government social distancing guidelines.

From Wednesday (May 27), the charity's donation warehouse on Stephenson Road, Churchfields will be open from 2pm to 5.30pm, by pre-arranged booking only.

A statement posted by the Trussell Trust on Facebook said: "We have extended our normal hours to try and tie in with the reopening of the council’s household waste recycling centre to reduce non-essential trips and for our donors’ convenience. We would like to save donations from going to landfill where we can and recycle goods to raise vital funds.

"At this time, we will only be accepting smaller items such as good quality clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, bric-a-brac."

Those wishing to donate items are asked to call 07514494650 to arrange a slot to bring their donations.

The statement added: "We are not able to accept donations that are not pre-arranged. Please also bear in mind we might not be able to accept all donations due to capacity and the ability to sell in future."