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Hospice urges people to donate unwanted gifts

Reporter: Nicole Bradley
Date online: 19 January 2011


Many of us will have got unwanted Christmas presents; sock’s off your Auntie, knitted jumpers from your Gran, or that CD of that band you haven’t listened to in years. Worry not, Springhill Hospice are offering a guilt-free way to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts. They’re appealing for them to be donated to there charity shops, which are located across the borough.

These presents will be used for raffles or will be sold in the shops.

There are five shops spread across the area of Rochdale, and all are happy to accept any unwanted presents. Proceeds from the sale help pay towards care of people living with illnesses.

Dean Connaughton, Community Fundraiser at Springhill Hospice, said: “Every Christmas people receive presents they don’t really need, want or may already have. They may not have a receipt or cannot find the energy to exchange the gift in the shop, and the unwanted present invariably ends up as a new addition to the household clutter.

“It would be a shame to leave these unwanted gifts to gather dust when they can go to a good home and raise money for a good cause at the same time.

“Unwanted presents are vital for our successful charity shops and future raffles, and by donating gifts they don’t wish to keep, local people can make a positive start to the year – as well as give a helping hand to the hospice.”

Items can be donated to any of the five Springhill Hospice charity shops located throughout the Borough and you can also take them up to the Hospice itself on Broad Lane.

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