We need your unwanted gifts
EVERY year we all end up with at least one unwanted Christmas present. Whether it is a DVD you have already seen, a book you have already read or the annual pair of knitted socks from Aunty Doris, there is always something we could happily do without, sitting around at this time of year.
So this year, why not donate it to your local RSPCA charity shop and help raise vital funds for animals in need?
RSPCA Middlesex North-West is offering a guilt-free way to offload unwanted Christmas gifts, by appealing for them to be donated to its network of charity shops.
There are seven shops all very happy to accept your surplus presents, with proceeds from their sale helping to pay for the recovery, rehoming and care of abused and neglected local animals.
RSPCA shop manager Mags Wheatley said: “Every Christmas people receive presents they don’t really need, want or may already have. 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 tim
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branch or young children.
Please get in touch if you can offer a loving home that ticks all the boxes for these handsome boys.
If you can offer a loving home to these or any of the animals in our care then please ring the branch on 01895 833417 or visit our website, www. rspcahillingdonclinic.org.uk, to download an application form. 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 animals in need.”
UK taxpayers who sign up for Gift Aid by filling in a simple form when they donate goods allow the RSPCA to reclaim 28p in the pound from the tax man for every item sold.
If you have several bags or boxes of unwanted items, we will even come and collect them from your home. Call 020 8909 1810 to arrange a collection.
Our seven shops sell a wide choice of high-quality donated clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, homeware, gift items, games, toys, jewellery and accessories, and our shop in Kenton also sells furniture.
The full list of shops is as follows:
Eastcote: 114 Field End Road HA5 1RL. Tel 020 8429 5606
Ruislip Manor: 102 Victoria Road HA4 0AL. Tel 01895 625 572
Pinner: 13 Love Lane HA5 3EE. Tel 020 8866 4683 Kenton: 225 Kenton Road HA3 0HD. Tel: 020 8909 1810
Wembley: 282 Preston Road HA3 0QA. Tel: 020 8904 8569
Watford: 53 The Parade WD17 1LJ. Tel: 01923 630 669
Rickmansworth: 90 High Street WD3 1AQ.Tel: 01923 711 873
■ GIFT HELP: Homeless pets can benefit from donated gifts