We need your un­wanted gifts

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

“Un­wanted

The lat­est from the Mid­dle­sex North-West

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

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