Exeter shop shows off its rubbish
An Exeter charity shop has filled its main display window with absolute rubbish.
The volunteers at the RSPCA shop in Paris Street have put on show the smelly, dirty, broken and awful items that are regularly dumped on them.
Hilary Hearne, the shop’s deputy manager, said: “We really do get some disgusting stuff and volunteers need disinfectant and protective gloves just to sort it.
“There are filthy clothes you would not let anyone near, shoes that are so worn out as to be absolutely terrible, kitchen memorabilia that is absolutely disgusting, hot water bottles with no top, trainers completely cloaked in mud and even a kitchen sieve full of big holes - on top of the holes you get in a sieve.
“It just goes on and on and is terrible . That’s why we did the window to let people see the sort of things we do get and so illustrate just what we don’t want.
“It is a shame because we do have so many wonderful people who donate really great items for the shop and all the money raised goes to Exeter’s Little Valley Animal Shelter, so it is a very worthwhile and local cause.”