Two unwanted gifts in majority of Herts stockings, so who could benefit?

Unwanted gifts can be a moneyspinner for good causes – and we’ve all got them, according to new research.

The British Heart Foundation is just one charity urging anyone with gifts they want to get rid of to think of their chain of shops which help fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Nearly two thirds of people in the East of England say they receive two unwanted Christmas presents every year – and if that’s calculated at an average price of around £20 per gift, that adds up to something like £2.7 billion pounds worth of potential stock.

East of England BHF shops accept all of your unwanted gifts, everything from candles, Christmas jumpers, socks, games, handbags, books, DVDs and other items you no longer want.

Deputy retail director Diane Locke said: “It’s incredible that there’s £2.7 billion worth of unwanted Christmas gifts in the UK this year. Every year people receive presents that are just not to their taste, are the wrong size, or even two of the same gift.

“These unwanted presents can make an extraordinary difference to BHF shops. We’re encouraging people from the East of England to donate their unwanted gifts and help raise vital funds in the fight against heart disease.”

To find your nearest BHF shops click here or call 0844 412 5000