Charity’s plea for unwanted presents

Epilepsy Outlook staff (left to right) Allan Dixon, Paul Isles, Ronny Rowland and operations manager Jacqui Gettings in the York Road charity shop

Epilepsy Outlook staff (left to right) Allan Dixon, Paul Isles, Ronny Rowland and operations manager Jacqui Gettings in the York Road charity shop

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PEOPLE are being urged to make a new year’s resolution to boost a Hartlepool charity.

Epilepsy Outlook in Hartlepool says donations always drop after the festive period and are urging people to help boost the worthy cause.

The charity, which has shops in York Road and Oxford Road, is appealing for anything from unwanted Christmas presents to reusable furniture and clothing.

Jacqui Gettings, operations manager at the charity, said: “It does die off after Christmas and especially the way the economy is.

“We do get people giving us unwanted Christmas presents and they can be extremely useful as they can be used in the tombolas that we run several times a year and mean that we dont have to buy prizes.

“We are appealing for the kind of thing that people think they will never use and just put them in the bin or the back of a cupboard. They can give it to us and we can give good use to it.

“What some people think is rubbish, to other people it is gold.”