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Space Centre launches unwanted gift appeal

Appeal: Hilary Holden at The Space Centre

Appeal: Hilary Holden at The Space Centre

Preston’s Space Centre has launched a campaign for people to donate their unwanted Christmas gifts to help raise funds.

The Space Centre in Pedders Lane, Ashton, is calling on people to donate the gifts they received but don’t want.

The gifts will be used in the coming months to help raise cash.

They could be used on stalls at fundraising fairs or as raffle prizes for raffles at other events.

The gifts can be anything from bubble bath sets to slippers and books to board games.

Fundraising coordinator Hilary Holden said: “People do get unwanted gifts at Christmas. We would be so grateful for any donations.

“Last year when we did this appeal we had so much it took us through the year almost.

“It took us through the first seven months of the year for all the stalls and stands we have at various events.

“The last one we did was at Penwortham Christmas Market, they had to close down because they had run out of things.”

“The donations would make such a difference. We have so many stalls and stands we don’t want to go with nothing.”

Until earlier this year the long term future of the Space Centre was under threat, because of a funding black hole.

In October the Space Centre merged with charitable organisation, Creative Support meaning that his future has been secured.

Fundraising is continuing to raise cash to kit out Space 2 in the centre.

To donate gifts or help the centre contact Hilary on 01772 769391.

 

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