Hospice encourages people to support by donating unwanted gifts

Categories: Fundraising.

Tired of hiding that jumper your Aunt Mary gave you last Christmas in the back of your wardrobe? Well, Prospect Hospice has a bright idea for you – turn that unwanted gift into a force for good.

Following the holiday season, many of us find ourselves stuck with gifts that don’t quite hit the mark. According to a recent survey, a whopping third of us are guilty of shoving these unwanted treasures into the depths of our cupboards, only to unearth them when the original gift-giver comes knocking.

Prospect Hospice wants to rescue you from the clutter and turn your unwanted gifts into a lifeline for those in need.

Victoria Canavan, head of retail at Prospect Hospice said: “Say goodbye to clutter and hello to making a difference. Don’t let that candle or toiletry set gather dust – donate it to us and watch the magic happen.


“Your generosity keeps our charity shops brimming with fabulous finds. Instead of hoarding those duplicate gifts or letting that questionable jumper take up precious real estate in your home, consider giving them a new lease on life at one of our 17 charity shops or our eBay shop.”

By choosing to declutter with the charity, you’re not just helping a worthy cause; you’re also doing your part for the environment.

Put on your recycling superhero cape, and turn your unwanted gifts into treasures that stay far away from landfills. It’s a triple-win scenario for you, the hospice, and the environment.

Ready to join the decluttering revolution? Donations can be made at any of Prospect Hospice’s shops and you can find your nearest at www.prospect-hospice.net/shops


About Prospect Hospice

Prospect Hospice is a charity providing end of life care to people 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. The hospice provides all its services free of charge to patients and this is made possible thanks to generous donations from the community it serves which raises 75% of the £8million it costs each year to operate.

Patient support is delivered in a variety of ways, tailored to the needs of the individual. Specialist teams provide clinical, emotional and practical support to patients and their families delivered at the hospice in Wroughton, Swindon, and in people’s homes.

Prospect Hospice was founded in 1980 and serves a community of more than 300,000 people in Swindon and north east Wiltshire, including Royal Wootton Bassett, Marlborough and Pewsey, plus Lechlade and Fairford in Gloucestershire.

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