Christmas jumpers can be a bit of a throwaway purchase. But buying yours from a Forget Me Not charity shop means you can wear it with pride and donate it right back afterwards!
This December the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is urging shoppers to pick up their Christmas jumpers from one of its 13 charity shops across West Yorkshire.
As the cost of living crisis bites Forget Me Not wants to remind people they can cut the costs of Christmas, go green and help them provide their vital service to children and families across West Yorkshire at the same time.
Andrea Kay, trading manager at Forget Me Not, said: “We know that lots of people love to buy a Christmas jumper and often people want a different one every year. It can feel like a bit of a throwaway purchase and goodness knows we’re all feeling the pinch this year.
“But if you pick one up from one of our charity shops, you’ll save a few quid and you can donate it back to us in January for someone else to enjoy next year.
“And you’ll have a much bigger choice than in most high street shops – all our charity shops typically have up to 50 different jumper designs in for adults at any one time, every one donated by our lovely supporters across the region.
“That’s over 650 different jumpers across all of our shops. If anyone can find two the same we’d love to see the photo!”
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire, at Russell House, their purpose-built building in Huddersfield, and in families’ own homes.
With just 6% of funding coming from the Government, the charity must raise over £4 million a year by fundraising through charity shops and community activities to ensure it is able to give the children and families the support they need.
There are shops in Lockwood, Lindley, Golcar, Holmfirth, Slaithwaite, Mirfield and elsewhere. You can find your nearest Forget Me Not charity shop here