Alan Hodges, director of retail at Sue Ryder Care, said: “It is a fact of life that some of the gifts under the tree will be wide of the mark. The temptation is to either hide these gifts at the back of the wardrobe or throw them away while no one is looking. But these gifts can be converted into vital funds.”
Sue Ryder is one of four major charities that ‘Gift-Aid’ donations to charity shops, which adds 28 per cent to the value of each donation. It estimates that 100 gifts could raise £384.