‘Recycle’ those unwanted gifts

The Britsh Heart Foundation wants your unwanted gifts
The Britsh Heart Foundation wants your unwanted gifts
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Your unwanted Christmas gifts could go to others who want them, and help fund life-saving research at the same time.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging people to donate their unwanted Christmas presents to its charity shops, including the one in Buckingham.

The profit raised from BHF shops goes to fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Over half of people surveyed in an online poll in the south east said they receive two unwanted Christmas presents every year.

With an average Christmas gift costing £21.75, more than £2.7 billion pounds worth of unwanted presents could be donated to charity this year.

BHF shops accept everything from candles, Christmas jumpers and socks to games, handbags, books, DVDs and any other items you no longer want.

BHF deputy retail director Diane Locke said: “Every year people receive presents that are just not to their taste, 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.”