Appeal for unwanted Christmas gifts to help hospice patients

Date: 11/01/2018
Author: Claire Briscoe
Company: St Ann's Hospice

A local charity is asking business people from across Greater Manchester to consider collecting and donating any unwanted Christmas gifts this year to help people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

St Ann’s Hospice, 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, or other unwanted presents to their hospice sites this January.

Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, explained: “Everyone is guilty of putting one or two gifts that they receive over the festive season into a cupboard to gather dust for the rest of the year. We’d love to help local people feel better about that, whilst putting the items to good use too.

“These kind of gifts are great for us to use in fundraising raffles, fairs and other events, and some items can also be sold in our hospice shops across Greater Manchester or online. Every penny raised 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 as we would really appreciate them.”

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 fourteen charity shops.

*For more information, please visit www.sah.org.uk or call 0161 498 3631.