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St Giles Hospice shops appeal for unwanted Christmas presents

A hospice based near Lichfield is calling on people to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to its network of charity shops.

St Giles Hospice bags

The 19 St Giles Hospice shops across the region help raise funds to help pay for the care of people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Lynwen Truesdale, Income Generation Director for St Giles Hospice, added:

“Every Christmas people receive presents they don’t really need, want or may already have. They may not have a receipt or cannot find the energy to exchange the gift in the shop, and the unwanted present invariably ends up as a new addition to the household clutter.

“It would be a shame to leave these unwanted gifts to gather dust when they can go to a good home and raise money for a good cause at the same time.

“Unwanted presents are vital for our successful charity shops, and by donating gifts they don’t wish to keep, local people can make a positive start to the year – as well as give a helping hand to the hospice.”

The shops are located at:

  • Aldridge – Unit 35, The Square, Aldridge, West Midlands, WS9 8QS
  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch Bookshop – 26 Market Street, Ashby, Leicestershire, LE65 1AL
  • Atherstone Bookshop – 111 Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1AB
  • Boldmere – 28 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5TD
  • Brownhills – Unit 3, 12-28 High Street, Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 6QE
  • Burton – 192 Station Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1BH
  • Cannock­ – 2 Wolverhampton Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1AH
  • Cannock Superstore – 190 Stafford Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AL
  • Lichfield – 17 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JP
  • Lichfield Bookshop – 22 Market Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LH
  • Mere Green – 15 Mere Green Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
  • Mere Green Bookshop – 284a Lichfield Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2UG
  • Rugeley – 4 Upper Brook Street, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2DR
  • Swadlincote – 8 Midland Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AG
  • Tamworth – 7 Little Church Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7AX
  • Walmley – 39 Walmley Road, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1NP
  • Walsall – 11 Victorian Arcade, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1RE
  • Wylde Green – 406 Birmingham Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1YJ
  • Uttoxeter Bookshop – 13 The Maltings, Uttoxeter, ST14 7LN

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