Daventry charity needs unwanted gifts

The Co-operative Travel shop in Wisbech, presenting toy collection items to The Salvation Army.'Back LtoR, Voula Perez (travel consultant) and Harriet Clarke (manager), handing over toys to Russell and Alison Day (Territorial Envoy's with  The Salvation Army) ANL-151219-104344009

The Co-operative Travel shop in Wisbech, presenting toy collection items to The Salvation Army.'Back LtoR, Voula Perez (travel consultant) and Harriet Clarke (manager), handing over toys to Russell and Alison Day (Territorial Envoy's with The Salvation Army) ANL-151219-104344009

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A Daventry charity shop is appealing for people to donate any unwanted gifts to them.

The Salvation Army is urging people to consider giving something back this January.

Research by the charity found that we each get at least three gifts we don’t want at Christmas, with over 40 per cent of these ending up at the bottom of our cupboards.

Elaine Sanderson,area manager for the Salvation Army Trading Company said: “When you consider that people spend hundreds of pounds on presents every year, it’s a crying shame that so many Christmas gifts get buried and forgotten.

“Unwanted clothes and gift items have more value than you think – by donating to us, your items will not only get a new lease of life in someone else’s home, but they help The Salvation Army raise much-needed funds to support vulnerable people here in the UK.”

Christmas might be over, but The Salvation Army’s work with people in need continues.

Its charity shops across the country, including its shops in Daventry and Northampton, help to raise money for people living in poverty, providing homelessness and addiction services, care for older people, help at emergency incidents, support for adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales, a Family Tracing Service and much more.

Elaine added: “We urgently need to keep our shelves stocked with donations so that The Salvation Army can continue running support programmes for people in need.

“All we ask is that people take a look to see what they don’t want and consider donating them after their January clear-out!”

The Daventry branch of the Salvation Army shop is in Bowen Square, telephone 01327 877625.

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