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Let Rainbows benefit from Santa’s mistakes

Did Santa get it a little bit wrong at Christmas? Have you ended up with an extra pair of slippers or a jumper three sizes too small? You can salve your conscience for not loving every present you’ve received by donating unwanted gifts to one of our shops.

By donating unwanted gifts to us, people will be helping to fund the specialist care we provide to more than 280 children and young people across the East Midlands.

Karen Bilsby, head of retail at Rainbows, said: “We’re grateful for anyone’s unwanted gifts. You may not love the leopard print scarf and glove set from granny, but someone else might have been looking for one for months. People often receive gifts that may be the wrong size, are duplicates or just not to their taste.

“Donating presents to Rainbows helps you make space in your wardrobes and cupboards, and helps us raise money. And you’ll be happy knowing that instead of gathering dust in a corner; your unwanted gift is helping a local child.”

An item worth £10 could help to fund five days’ worth of oxygen for a child. Goods selling at £25 could help fund the cost of one week’s play materials and a sale of £50 in the Rainbows shops could help fund part of the charity’s emergency pharmacy bill for a month. And if you are a UK taxpayer, your donation could be worth 25% more at no cost to you thanks to gift aid – please ask for more details in store.

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