Call to donate unwanted Christmas presents to charity

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People in South Yorkshire are being urged to donate their unwanted Christmas presents to charity.

British Heart Foundation shops across the county are on the look-out for any un-needed items to help sell on to fund their charity’s research into heart disease.

The charity is happy to take everything from candles, Christmas jumpers, socks, games, handbags to books and DVDs.

Diane Locke, BHF deputy retail director, said that, rather than gathering dust, unwanted presents could be donated to help other people.

She said: “It’s incredible that there’s £2.7 billion worth of unwanted Christmas gifts in the UK this year.

“Every year people receive presents that are just not to their taste, are the wrong size, or even two of the same gift. These unwanted presents can make an extraordinary difference to BHF shops.

“We’re encouraging people to donate their unwanted gifts and help raise vital funds in the fight against heart disease.”

n For details, visit www.bhf.org.uk or call 0844 412 5000.