Hospice appeal for unwanted gifts

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Fundraisers at Saint Catherine’s Hospice are appealing to Ryedale residents to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts.

The team at the Scarborough-based hospice are asking people to “re-gift” those presents that weren’t quite right to help others.

Fundraiser Jane Richardson said: “I am sure we all know of someone who received that thoughtfully chosen Christmas gift, but unfortunately the slippers don’t quite fit, or the handbag and scarf isn’t quite your style. Rather than put them to the back of a cupboard, we are asking supporters to re-gift those items to the hospice. We can raise funds for patient care either by selling them in our shops, on our charity ebay site or use them as raffle and tombola prizes at our events.”

She added: “We can also help with any New Year resolutions to lose weight. We would be delighted to receive any bottles of drink, boxes of biscuits or chocolates, with a three to six months use-by date.”

Donations can be dropped off at any hospice shop or at the main hospice site in Throxenby Lane, Scarborough.

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