Let Rainbows benefit from Santa’s unwanted gifts

People across the region can help youngsters with life-limiting conditions by donating their unwanted, or surplus seasonal gifts.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, which has shops in Loughborough, Blaby, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray and Beeston is asking people to donate those oversized jumpers, unwanted toys and duplicate gifts received at Christmas.

Karen Bilsby, head of retail for Rainbows shops, said: “Santa may have got it a bit wrong this year and people don’t need to feel guilty about not liking a gift or hanging on to something they just won’t use. Every year we’re grateful for people’s unwanted gifts, which are often the perfect item for someone else. And of course, we are ever grateful for your old items of clothing, toys and other gifts to make way for your new ones.”

By donating to Rainbows’ shops, people will be helping to fund the specialist care the charity provides to hundreds of youngsters with life-limiting and terminal illnesses across the East Midlands.

“Donating presents to Rainbows helps you make space in your cupboards, and helps us raise money for local children and their families,” added Karen. “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.”

For more information visit rainbows.co.uk/shops