Shirley Age UK and the Wombles call on the public to donate their unwanted Christmas presents - The Solihull Observer

Shirley Age UK and the Wombles call on the public to donate their unwanted Christmas presents

Solihull Editorial 8th Jan, 2023   0

CHRISTMAS may be over, but The Wombles have joined forces with Age UK to show everyone that the goodwill doesn’t have to be.

The Charity has teamed up with the much-loved children’s characters so that they can spread their positive message of environmentalism and encourage the public to join the sustainable movement.

The Wombles, who champion sustainability, a love of nature and the importance of community, will be working with the Charity throughout the year as they celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Together they hope to inspire people to adopt positive (Womble-style) behaviour, whether that’s by recycling their unwanted items and donating them to Age UK shops, or by reusing pre-loved items purchased in the Charity’s shops.

The Age UK shop in Shirley raises funds to support vital services for older people, including the Charity’s free and confidential national Advice Line and Telephone Friendship Services.

Items donated are sold on to be loved again, raising funds for the Charity and helping to reduce waste and landfill.

Ann Collins, manager at the Age UK shop in Shirley said: “It can be difficult to know what to do with gifts that will never be used, or that you don’t want, so, along with The Wombles, we’re calling on locals to donate any unwanted presents to the Age UK shop in Shirley.

“Not only will you be helping to reduce waste, but you will be helping to raise much-needed funds so that Age UK can support older people most in need.”

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