Do good, feel good – donate unwanted Christmas gifts to the BHF this January - The Evesham Observer

Do good, feel good – donate unwanted Christmas gifts to the BHF this January

Evesham Editorial 28th Dec, 2023   0

THE BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling for the nation to kick start their 2024 by having a declutter and donating any unwanted Christmas gifts.

Decluttering can make the home feel much calmer post-Christmas, so whether it’s a jumper that doesn’t fit, a game you won’t play, or a book you already have, the BHF will welcome any generous donations which can be resold to fund lifesaving research.

Rather than let your unwanted items gather dust, simply pop them in the post by downloading a freepost label or take them down to your local BHF shop. The BHF gladly receives any quality items including clothing, jewellery, books, and games, and saves over 56,000 tonnes of goods from going to landfill every year.

Dr Helen Nuttall is a BHF retail ambassador, doctor of neuroscience and charity shop influencer.

She said:

“This new year, I’ll be decluttering and donating any unwanted items to the BHF. Donating to charity and having a clear out can increase dopamine in your brain and help you escape the January blues.

“With prices continuing to rise, it’s important to keep our charity shop shelves stocked for those who might need them. So, if there are any Christmas gifts lying around that you won’t use, consider donating them to your local BHF!”

Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation said:

“At the BHF, we depend on the generous donations from the public to continue to fund our lifesaving research.

“If you find yourself with one or two unused gifts lying around, why not make use of them and start the new year off by giving back?

“If you have any items that you want to donate, simply drop them off at any of our 680 BHF shops or post them for free. Every item sold will help keep families together for Christmases to come!”


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