Loughborough Echo

Why not donate unused and unwanted gifts to hospice for the young?

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THIS New Year, people in the local area can spread happiness to local families by donating unused or unwanted Christmas gifts to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

The charity has launched its Pass on a Present campaign and is asking people to donate those duplicate, or not quite for you, presents received at Christmas.

Money raised at the Rainbows shops across the East Midlands, funds the care provided for more than 300 children and young people with lifelimiti­ng illnesses. An item selling for £5 in the shop could go towards Music Therapy sessions, which help children and young people express and share their emotions.

Karen Bilsby, Rainbows Head of Retail, said: “We are always grateful to receive presents but sometimes they are just not quite right for us, but are perfect for someone else. Instead of holding on to something that might not be used, people can donate the gift to our Pass on a Present campaign and we will ensure it will benefit the hundreds of families that are so reliant on our hospice and the Rainbows team.”

For more informatio­n visit www. rainbows.co.uk/shops

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