Unwanted gifts plea by charity

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CHILDREN’S charity Barnardo’s has made a plea for households to donate unwanted presents to its South Yorkshire stores.

The charity estimates as many as 30 per cent of gifts changing hands at Christmas end up lying unused.

Barnardo’s is after household goods, books, toys, children’s clothes, accessories as well as men’s and ladies’ fashions which they can sell to support the charity’s work.

Lindsey Harris, area business manager for Barnardo’s, said: “We’ve all received a gift at Christmas that’s not suitable, or we quite simply don’t want.

“By donating any unwanted presents to our shops you will not only be ‘recycling’, but also helping South Yorkshire’s most disadvantaged children, such as those living in poverty, children who have been abused and those who are disabled.”