Age UK and Salvation Army urge shoppers to donated unwanted gifts

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Age UK and the Salvation Army are urging people to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts.

Found in Market Place, the Age UK Grantham shop accepts donations of both new and second hand items, all of which are then sold on, helping to raise vital funds for the charity’s work supporting older people.

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Shop Manager Kay said: “It can be difficult knowing what do to with gifts that will never be used, however by donating unwanted Christmas presents or old items to our shop people will be helping a great cause. Not only could they be another person’s treasure, your donations will also help us brighten up 2016 for an older person and that’s why we are urging everyone in the area to have a clear out and get rid of any items they don’t fancy holding onto – they will really help us kick off the New Year and raise vital funds.”

The Salvation Army’s Grantham shop is urging people to consider the question: ‘If Christmas is the season for giving, shouldn’t January be the time to give back to others?’

The Salvation Army is asking people to donate any unwanted items to charity in the New Year.

Christine Westwood, Area Manager for the Salvation Army Trading Company, said: “When you consider that people spend hundreds of pounds on presents every year, it’s a crying shame that so many Christmas gifts get buried and forgotten. Unwanted clothes and gift items have more value than you think – by donating to us, your items will not only get a new lease of life in someone else’s home, but they help The Salvation Army raise much-needed funds to support vulnerable people here in the UK.”

The Salvation Army’s charity shops help to raise money for people living in poverty, providing homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales, a Family Tracing Service and much more.