Recycle your unsuitable Christmas gifts with Barnardo’s Newry

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Monday, January 8th, 2018

Recycle your unsuitable Christmas gifts and help vulnerable children at the same time is the message from children’s charity Barnardo’s NI.

Barnardo’s is appealing for those ‘not quite right’ gifts from the festive season to be donated to their shop at Damolly Retail Park, Newry so they can be sold to raise vital funds. 



The money will be used to help disadvantaged children and young people, including those who are living in poverty, who are disabled or who have been sexually exploited. 

It is estimated that over £2.4billion worth of gifts given at Christmas are deemed unsuitable, with a third of those ending up gathering dust in the back of a cupboard.

Speaking to Newry Times, Lynda Wilson, Director Barnardo’s NI said, “Barnardo’s stores are dependent upon the public’s kind donations. Our profits go directly into our work with some of the most vulnerable children and young people.



“If you received a gift at Christmas that you know you won’t use then please think of Barnardo’s. Your unsuitable gift could be enjoyed by someone else whilst benefiting the children who need it most.”

Barnardo’s has 35 shops across Northern Ireland. Shoppers can buy collectibles, household goods, books, toys, children’s clothes, books, accessories as well as men’s and ladies’ fashions.  



To find out more information about Barnardo’s work, how to donate or to find a store near you, please visit


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