Volunteers offered concert tickets

The new UK organisation Orange RockCorps is to offer young people concert tickets in return for volunteering to repackage donated goods for distribution to charities.

The charity In Kind Direct, which redistributes surplus company goods to UK charities, has teamed up with Orange RockCorps, which encourages young people to give 4 hours of their time to their communities in return for a ticket to a music gig.

The volunteering event, to be held on 16 August at an undisclosed location in north London, will call on 150 young people aged 16-26 to sort and repack sports clothes and toiletries to send to charities.

The workers will be rewarded with a ticket for a gig at the Royal Albert Hall on 26 September, which will feature acts including Busta Rhymes and the Guillemots.

Steve Murray, head of logistics at In Kind Direct, said: "Our charities need a good range of products for use in their work - it is fantastic that Orange RockCorps has given us the opportunity to get a large quantity of packages ready in a short space of time.

"Making sure charities access the goods we receive as soon as possible is always a key priority for In Kind Direct - this project will contribute to that goal."


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