22 March 2011

Food and counterfeit clothing seized by Northamptonshire County Council’s trading standards service that would otherwise have been destroyed will now be put to good use.

For several years trading standards have teamed up with His Church Charity, which recycles counterfeit goods and redistributes them to help the homeless and underprivileged. The charity removes trademarks and replaces them with the His Church Charity brand before donating the items. The items have been seized as part of trading standards investigations into rogue trading.

As a direct result of this partnership local charity The Hope Centre is set to receive food and clothing worth around £10,000.

Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage, cabinet member for customers and communities said: “This is a great initiative and I’m pleased that the items that have been seized by trading standards are benefiting local adults and children who really need help rather than ending up in a landfill site.