Unwanted Christmas gifts needed by Barnardo's - The Coventry Observer

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Unwanted Christmas gifts needed by Barnardo's

Shaun Reynolds 8th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

UNWANTED Christmas presents will be of use to the UK’s largest children’s charity who are inviting members of the public to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable children.

The move comes after it was revealed that selfie-sticks were considered to be the worst presents in the West Midlands for adults to receive over the festive period – closely followed by musical socks, saucepans and bathroom scales.

The unwanted gifts will be re-sold to support the charity’s work in the year ahead.

Hugh Sherriffe, Barnardo’s regional director, said: “Many people have probably received a festive gift this year that was unsuitable.

“Instead of hiding them in the wardrobe – take them to one of our stores where they can be sold to help make a difference to the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

“Our stores are very grateful for all of the donations they receive.

“What better way to start the New Year than knowing that your unsuitable gifts will help disadvantaged children and families who can struggle over the Christmas period.”

For more information about donating unwanted Christmas presents, visit www.barnardos.org.uk/shop

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