Plea for unwanted Christmas gifts to help hospice patients

Hospice fundraisers Helen Taylor and Sam O'Reilly
Hospice fundraisers Helen Taylor and Sam O'Reilly

St Ann’s Hospice is asking people to consider donating any unwanted Christmas gifts this year to help people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

St Ann’s, which has sites at Little Hulton, Heald Green and the Neil Cliffe Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, is asking local people to drop off any new and unused bottles, gift sets, chocolates, items of clothing, or other unwanted presents to their hospice sites this January.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, said: “Everyone has had a gift that they’ve received for Christmas that either doesn’t fit properly, or is simply put into a cupboard after the festive season and left to gather dust.

“We’d love to help local people feel better about that, whilst putting the items to good use too.

“We can use these gifts in lots of ways, whether that’s in fundraising raffles or fairs, or to be sold in our hospice shops across Greater Manchester or online.

“The money raised from donated items helps us to care for the thousands of local patients and their families we support each year so please do consider dropping off any unwanted or unloved items. We’d really appreciate your support.”

Donations can be dropped into the basket provided at the hospice sites in either St Ann’s Road North, Heald Green, or in Meadowsweet Lane (off Peel Lane), in Little Hulton, or can be taken to any of the hospice’s 14 charity shops.

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