Help Barnardo’s and recycle those gifts

The Peterhead Barnardo's branch
The Peterhead Barnardo's branch

Recycling and re-gifting your Christmas presents can help vulnerable children in the year ahead, and help bring festive cheer to those who have gone without, says Barnardo’s Scotland.

Barnardo’s Scotland is appealing for duplicate and unwanted gifts from the festive season to be donated to their shops in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – Peterhead and Inverurie - so they can be sold to raise vital funds.

Commenting on the initiative, Martin Crewe, director of Barnardo’s Scotland said: “We’ve all received a gift at Christmas that’s not suitable, such as the wrong size clothing or two of the same items.

“By donating any unusable or duplicate Christmas presents to our shops you will not only be re-gifting, but also helping Scotland’s most disadvantaged children.

“Every penny raised in our shops plays a vital part in ensuring we continue to support these children”.

Barnardo’s Scotland can find a customer for all unwanted gifts that are donated.

And as it is estimated that in the UK more than £2.4 billion worth of unwanted presents are regularly received at Christmas./

Aa third of these end up gathering dust in the back of a cupboard or loft, so recycling is always a good option.

Barnardo’s Scotland has 78 stores across the country. Shoppers can buy quality collectibles, household goods, books, toys, fashions, books and accessories – perhaps even finding the present they really wanted to find under the tree!

The Peterhead branch is located in the town’s Erroll Street and they will be more than happy to receive any unwanted gifts or donations from members of the public.