Casino charity odds on to help kids - Tuesday 28th of July 2009

A GLITZY casino is collecting goods to help children in some of the worlds poorest slums.

Croupiers and cocktail waitresses at Manchesters 235 casino are helping to pack essential items for South African townships.

Patrons and passers-by are being asked to drop in items to the city centre venue, which is sending a 40ft container of goods to Gauteng province in September.

Items being sought include clean clothes, books, sports, and writing equipment. Warm wear and smart clothes, such as suits and dresses to help young people in job interviews, are especially sought. Andy Orr, 235 director, said: "Any donations will be given to the people who need them the most."

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