Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Give back some Heart this Christmas with your unwanted Christmas gifts

This Christmas, British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are urging people to give back by donating their unwanted Christmas presents to charity. The profit raised from BHF shops goes on to fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Up to n64% of people said they receive two unwanted Christmas presents every year.

With the average price per Christmas gift at £21.75 (2), over £2.7 billion pounds worth of unwanted presents could be donated to charity this year.

BHF shops accept all of your unwanted gifts, everything from candles, Christmas jumpers, socks, games, handbags, books, DVDs and other items you no longer want.

BHF Deputy Retail Director, Diane Locke, told That's Christmas: "It’s incredible 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.”

For more information on BHF shops and to locate your nearest shop visit: www.bhf.org.uk or call 0844 412 5000.

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