Lancashire charity shops await unwanted Christmas gifts

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire charity shops await unwanted Christmas gifts Lancashire charity shops await unwanted Christmas gifts

LANCASHIRE charity shops are expecting a January influx of unwanted weight loss DVDs.

Volunteers with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) said they ranked as the most unpopular Christmas gift annually.

The charity said 59per cent of people in the region receive at least one gift they don’t want every Christmas.

BHF shops in Blackburn, Burnley, and Nelson, have now launched their annual Unwanted Christmas Gifts Appeal.

Celebrity weight loss DVDs are top of their ‘unwanted charts’, followed by the onesie, and the Christmas jumper ranking third.

Other unwanted items include celebrity cook books, and socks.

The main culprits for giving unwanted Christmas gifts were highlighted as grandparents, followed by mums, then partners.

North West regional manager Debbie Boylen, said: “People often receive perfectly good gifts that are just not to their taste, the wrong size, or even two of the same gifts.

“We encourage people to donate these items to our shops, so unwanted Christmas gifts can help in the fight against heart disease.”

For more information, visit bhf.org.uk or call 0844 412 5000.

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7:43pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Mr Banford says...

Unfortunately charity shops are in their demise. These days more and more people are using buy and sell pages on facebook or ebay to make a small profit back on their items.
Charity shops used to be great places to grab a bargain benefiting the customer and the charity, but due to the greed of some charity shop managers many items are overpriced and items remain unwanted by anyone.
Unfortunately charity shops are in their demise. These days more and more people are using buy and sell pages on facebook or ebay to make a small profit back on their items. Charity shops used to be great places to grab a bargain benefiting the customer and the charity, but due to the greed of some charity shop managers many items are overpriced and items remain unwanted by anyone. Mr Banford

11:39pm Wed 25 Dec 13

3 for 10p says...

I've got something to donate but I'm unsure how to package it.
You see it is steam, steam from my s**ts how can I do it ?
I've got something to donate but I'm unsure how to package it. You see it is steam, steam from my s**ts how can I do it ? 3 for 10p

6:31am Thu 26 Dec 13

hunter3062 says...

cheeky mofo's i give nowt to those robbing buggers anymore.they even have the cheek to sell items for double what people have paid for them..remember charity begins at home not to some third world country. try supporting this one first..
cheeky mofo's i give nowt to those robbing buggers anymore.they even have the cheek to sell items for double what people have paid for them..remember charity begins at home not to some third world country. try supporting this one first.. hunter3062

9:08am Thu 26 Dec 13

ghost of sceptic says...

Mr Banford wrote:
Unfortunately charity shops are in their demise. These days more and more people are using buy and sell pages on facebook or ebay to make a small profit back on their items.
Charity shops used to be great places to grab a bargain benefiting the customer and the charity, but due to the greed of some charity shop managers many items are overpriced and items remain unwanted by anyone.
I hope some of these shops are in demise. The bigger shops like Oxfam Age concern, Help the aged are nothing short of a disgrace. If you have witnessed the amount of perfectley good items thrown away every week by these charity shops you would never donate to them again. And just for the record all these items are sent to landfill and none are recycled.




















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[quote][p][bold]Mr Banford[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately charity shops are in their demise. These days more and more people are using buy and sell pages on facebook or ebay to make a small profit back on their items. Charity shops used to be great places to grab a bargain benefiting the customer and the charity, but due to the greed of some charity shop managers many items are overpriced and items remain unwanted by anyone.[/p][/quote]I hope some of these shops are in demise. The bigger shops like Oxfam Age concern, Help the aged are nothing short of a disgrace. If you have witnessed the amount of perfectley good items thrown away every week by these charity shops you would never donate to them again. And just for the record all these items are sent to landfill and none are recycled. for ghost of sceptic

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