The company’s chief executive, Peter Redfern, told the BBC: “What we’re trying to do is make sure we’re pick up anybody who is isn’t covered under the current government scheme, so people who need what is known as an EWS1 form to certify their building safety, people who need a mortgage to move house and who aren’t covered under the government schemes are covered by us today.”
However, charity shops are better prepared this time, Mr Osterley said. Take for example Stockport hospice charity, Beechwood Cancer Care. There's been a queue of customers at its Heald Green precinct. But it is only open to shoppers, not droppers, this week.