Welwyn Garden City based charity wants your unwanted gifts

Welwyn Garden City based charity Willow wants your unwanted gifts.

Welwyn Garden City based charity Willow wants your unwanted gifts.


A Welwyn Garden City based charity is encouraging residents to donate their unwanted Christmas presents and not leave them at the back of the wardrobe to collect dust.

Willow is asking supporters to donate their unwanted presents to one of its four stores across Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

All proceeds from donations sold raise much needed funds to provide uplifting and unforgettable Special Days for seriously ill young adults.

Area manager, Cheryl Aldridge said: “As the Christmas period has ended and the New Year is upon us we want to de-clutter the house, making room for all our new goodies. But don’t throw away pre-loved belongings, put them to good use and give it to your nearest Willow store.

“We’ve had some high-quality items donated this year from kitchen crockery to branded clothing. Pre-loved items will become re-loved in our Willow stores.”

The charity also provides a collection and delivery service for residents in Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Hemel Hempstead and Barnet who are unable to get to the Willow shop and those donating large goods and furniture.

To date, Willow has provided more than 13,000 Special Days nationwide for young adults diagnosed with a life-threatening condition such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.

For more information contact your local Willow Shop or visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk/shop

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