Saffron Walden opticians’ festive gift amnesty

17:22 27 January 2014

An opticians in Saffron Walden is asking customers to think of those less fortunate than themselves and donate their unwanted children’s Christmas presents.

Specsavers, at 11 Hill Street, will be acting as a collection hub for unwanted children’s gifts such as toys, board games and books, as part of a Christmas present amnesty appeal throughout January and February.

The donations will then to be taken to East Anglian Children’s Hospice, which provides care and support to life-threatened children, young people and their families.

Tania Jenkinson, store director, said: “Every year many of us receive presents that we don’t really want and consign them to a life in a cupboard or drawer.

“We thought that this year it would be great to collect up any unwanted gifts in the area and donate them to our regional charity. We look forward to taking in and re-homing all the unwanted presents.”

Specsavers stores in and around the region have come together to partner with the East Anglian Children’s Hospice and will be fund-raising throughout 2014. The stores aim to raise £25,000 for the charity.

To donate your unwanted Christmas presents, simply take them to the Specsavers store in Saffron Walden where a member of staff will be on hand to accept them.

To find out more, call 01799 510 030 or visit specsavers.co.uk/stores/saffronwalden

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 07:30
Saffron Walden War Memorial. Picture: SaffronPhoto

July 1, 2016, commemorates 100 years since the first day of the Battle of the Somme, in which nearly 20,000 British troops were killed on the very first day of the offensive.

Thu, 14:39
James Bergin, 77, who is missing from Sible Hedingham

A 77-year-old man who was missing from Sible Hedingham has been found.

Thu, 12:54
Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport bosses have called for the Government to take a step back from making the decision for a new runway in the south east after the announcement was delayed again.

Thu, 11:00
Headteacher Kate Hockley on the bucking bull. RadWest. Picture: Saffron Photo

A mechanical bull, hobby horse racing and barn dancing were among the activities at Radwinter Primary School’s Wild West-themed summer fundraiser on Saturday (June 25).

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: