IT was an idea which was started with Russell Shepherd in mind.
And now Russell is doing his bit to help the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust children’s hospice appeal.
He’s started doing some work in the Lindley charity shop and last week he helped select the winners of a charity draw.
Diane Radcliffe, who works at the Lidget Street shop, said: “Russell drew the draw for our Date in the Diary competition and the guess the weight competition we held, which raised £315.
“He’s also coming in and doing some voluntary work for us during the holidays.
“It’s nice that it all started because of him and now he’s getting involved too.”
Russell is working in the shop, helping to sort the books, CDs and items for sale.
The fundraising for the children’s hospice was started more than a decade ago by Russell’s mum Linda.
Builders are now working on the Brackenhall site are well on with construction of the £2.5m centre, which will provide respite, help and support for many local families.
The Lindley charity shop is among many which help raise funds to finance the project.
Diane added: We are a very busy shop but always welcome people bringing items in.”