Hospice’s plea for your unwanted Christmas gifts

Hospice appeal'Debbie Jewison,left and Jane Richardson appealing for unwanted Christmas gifts to help St Catherines Hospice.'Picture by Neil Silk  130108'03/01/13
Hospice appeal'Debbie Jewison,left and Jane Richardson appealing for unwanted Christmas gifts to help St Catherines Hospice.'Picture by Neil Silk 130108'03/01/13
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Fundraisers at Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough are appealing for donations of unwanted Christmas gifts.

The team are asking people to “re-gift” those presents that weren’t quite right to help others via the hospice.

Fundraiser Jane Richardson said: “I am sure we all know of someone who received that thoughtfully chosen Christmas gift, but unfortunately the slippers don’t quite fit, or the handbag and scarf isn’t quite your style.

“Rather than put them to the back of a cupboard, we are asking supporters to re-gift those items to the hospice.

“We can raise funds for patient care either by selling them in our shops, on our charity ebay site or use them as raffle and tombola prizes at our events.”

She added: “We can also help with any New Year resolutions to lose weight. We would be delighted to receive any bottles of drinks, boxes of biscuits or chocolates, with a three to six months use-by date.”

Donations can be dropped off at any hospice shop or at the main hospice site in Throxenby Lane, Scarborough.

It is the hospice’s aim that all those with such a disease should have the resources to live as fully and as comfortably as possible and, when the time comes, to provide the best end of life care possible.

Most of the money used to run the hospice - which provides care free of charge - comes from donations and fundraising.

Pictured are Debbie Jewison, left, and Jane Richardson, with some of the items that could be raffled off.