As many of us make room for our new gifts from Christmas Beacon is appealing to the public to not let unwanted gifts go to waste, but instead donate them to one of six shops. Beacon is asking the public to help stock its shops for the start of the New Year which are dotted around the Black Country and Staffordshire.

Rob Evans, Beacon retail manager, came up with the idea when thinking of new and different ways to get more new stock in the shops to kick start 2020.

Rob said: “This time of the year we all gather things we don’t need or have too much of. I can think of many gifts I have simply put in the back of the cupboard and forgotten about. Instead of chucking things or letting them gather dust, bring them down to one of our charity shops. Whatever we sell helps support the charity, with profits going back to help the blind and visually impaired.”

Items can include cloths, gift sets, books, toys, DVDs and anything else you can imagine that would help someone else.

Rob added: “We need anything you don’t need or have no use for, but it’s not just unwanted gifts we need. Furniture is a big seller and our shops are always looking for fresh stock, from sofas to tables. Our team are also happy to collect large heavy goods.”

Beacon’s shops not only help the charity with income but also support the community and people who depend on them. So, if you are having a clear out, or making room at home, think of Beacon and donate your unwanted goods to help a good cause.

Beacon has shops in Bilston, Bloxwich, Cannock, Penkridge, Halesowen and Sedgley. To collect bigger items, such as sofas, contact 01902 880 111 so we can do a few simple checks and arrange a collection slot. To get a full list of the shops and their addresses, visit: