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Harpenden charity shop calls for donations of unwanted Christmas gifts

PUBLISHED: 11:27 28 December 2018

Age UK Hertfordshire

Age UK Hertfordshire

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A Harpenden charity shop is encouraging people to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts in the New Year.

Age UK Harpenden, which is based in Harding Parade, is urging people to give back any unwanted presents, whether they are novelty jumpers, books that have already been read, duplicate gadgets or bath products that will never be used.

The shop is accepting donations of both new and second hand items, which will then be sold on to help fund the charity’s work helping vulnerable older people.

The charity is also urging people to make their donation worth an extra 25 per cent by signing up to Gift Aid. This means that Age UK will receive an extra 25p from the Government for every £1 raised from donations.

Harpenden shop manager Alison Matthews said: “It can be difficult knowing what do to with gifts that will never be used, however by donating unwanted Christmas presents or old items to our shop people will be helping a great cause.

“You can also help us raise even more by signing up to Gift Aid, it really couldn’t be easier. You only need to do it once and our staff will be on hand to help you do so.

“Not only could they be another person’s treasure, your donations will also help Age UK raise much-needed funds to help brighten up 2019 for an older person.”

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