A HEALTHCARE charity is urging people to put any Christmas gifts they don’t need, want or like to good use by handing them in at its fundraising shop in Renfrew.

Whether it’s a jumper that doesn’t fit, a book you’ve already read or a novelty item that is not to your taste, these can be used to coin in cash for Sue Ryder, which provides palliative care and bereavement services.

Glynn Taylor, retail regional manager at Sue Ryder, said: “Christmas is a wonderful time for exchanging gifts but it’s safe to say most of us will receive items that end up thrown in the back of a cupboard.

“One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, so it’s definitely worth donating your well-meant but as yet unloved items.

"Not only are you cutting down on waste, you’ll also be helping support people dealing with grief or facing a terminal illness.”

People can donate quality clothes, household goods, electricals, books, toys, accessories and collectibles by handing them in at the shop in Dunlop Crescent.

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