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Unwanted Christmas gifts can help local charity

Posted: 07/01/2019

A local charity is asking people to consider donating any unwanted Christmas gifts this year to help people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

St Ann’s Hospice, Wythenshawe Hospital, is asking local people to drop off any new and unused bottles, gift sets, chocolates, items of clothing, or other unwanted presents to their hospice sites this January.

Eamonn O’Neal, chief executive of St Ann’s Hospice, explained: “Everyone has had a gift that they’ve received for Christmas that either doesn’t fit properly, or is simply put into a cupboard after the festive season and left to gather dust. We’d love to help local people feel better about that, whilst putting the items to good use too.

“We can use these gifts in lots of ways, whether that’s in fundraising raffles or fairs, or to be sold in our hospice shops or online. The money raised from donated items helps us to care for the thousands of local patients and their families we support each year so please do consider dropping off any unwanted or unloved items.  We’d really appreciate your support.”

Donations can be dropped into the basket provided at the hospice site on St Ann’s Road North, Heald Green.

For more information, please visit www.sah.org.uk or call 0161 498 3631.

 

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