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Charities Benefit from Swoops on Fakes

Counterfeit goods seized by Gloucestershire County Council's Trading Standards Service are being donated to charities in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Fake designer clothes and shoes will have the labels removed, before being sent to areas of need. Fake DVDs and CDs will also be recycled and reused.

A lorry load of goods destined for Eastern Europe and Africa, will be collected from Trading Standards HQ in Denmark Road, Gloucester on Friday 19 January 2007 at 1pm.

Working closely with the charity 'His Supplies', Trading Standards hope that counterfeit goods seized in court will be of great benefit to people all over the world.

Roger Marles, Head of Gloucestershire County Council's Trading Standards, said: "We work hard throughout the year to prevent the sale of counterfeit goods, but once cases have been through the court, it's our responsibility to get rid of all the goods we've seized. We work closely with established charities to make sure the brand names are removed and that clothes and shoes don't find there way back onto the market, but reach the people who really need them."

Posted : 19/01/2007 20:15:54

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