Charity appeal for unwanted gifts

Age Uk Charity Event  PA1142-9 Nick Davis (volunteer), Angie Rowlands (manager) and JHeather Wilks
Age Uk Charity Event PA1142-9 Nick Davis (volunteer), Angie Rowlands (manager) and JHeather Wilks

The Bridlington branch of a charity are appealing to kind-hearted residents to support lonely old people by donating unwanted presents.

From that dodgy Christmas jumper, to the blender you’ve already got, the Age UK shops on the Promenade and on Prospect Street are appealing for anything you can give.

Angie Rowlands, the stores’ manager, said: “After the Christmas celebrations, it’s a conundrum every year about what to do with any unwanted festive gifts or duplicated items.

“Most of us will have been lucky enough to receive presents we love, however there is always that one gift.

“But rather than throwing them out or leaving unwanted Christmas presents to gather dust at the back of the wardrobe, Age UK is urging people to have a clear out and donate any unwanted gifts to their local Age UK shop and see in the New Year clutter free!”

Angie is also reminding residents of the re-opening of the Seasiders Social Club on Monday January 11 at 12pm.

She added: “The club is held at the Seasiders Bar, Bridlington Town Football Club on Queensgate and is for residents over 55.

The club offers lunch, socialisation, and a free raffle....It is also a fabulous opportunity to make new friends along the way.

“The cost for admission, lunch, tea & coffee is £5.50, and the cost for admission, tea & coffee is £2.50.

“We provide free entertainment, hold a Tombola stall, and regularly have craft and activity days.”