As 2019 gets underway, Christmas is
already a distant memory with all the focus on the year ahead. Perhaps you’ve
just had a declutter and realised there are several unwanted Christmas gifts
lying around. While some presents may seem useful, let’s face it, you’re not
likely to really use any of them. Instead of stuffing them into drawers and cupboards
you have just cleared out, why not put them to good use?
For starters, you could donate your
unwanted Christmas gifts to a good charity that will find a use for them.
Homeless shelters are always looking for hats, gloves and toiletries while food
banks eagerly await food items and also toiletries. There are also many other charitable organisations that
provide things for people who are struggling.
Did you know that three out of five people receive unwanted Christmas gifts? With that in mind, please consider less fortunate people before you simply throw anything away.
Every year we face the same problem of unwanted Christmas gifts. Many presents are just right but others are often only used once, or sometimes not at all. Items like jumpers, socks, books, games and food items are high on the ‘get-rid-of’ list. Thousands of presents are soon likely to see the inside of a bin but what are your options? We take a look at our top 5 best ideas to deal with your unwanted Christmas gifts. Continue reading
Image Credit: Lucinda at Cotswold Bike Ride 2017
Being active, staying healthy and supporting worthy causes is something both Lucinda and I strongly believe in. Last year Lucinda and her brother, Piers, raised funds for the British Heart Foundation completing the London to Paris cycle ride. This year is no different. May featured the Cotswolds Bike Ride with the next big challenge being the Prudential Ride London where we will be raising funds for the Royal British Legion. Continue reading
We did it! – Image courtesy of the British heart Foundation
The support people gave myself and my brother Piers for this challenge was immense and huge thanks to everyone for their moral and financial support. Below is a little insight into our journey from London to Paris with the British Heart Foundation.
In September last year, I announced that I would be cycling from London to Paris to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Cycling with me would be my brother Piers Marks. Continue reading
Image courtesy of the British Heart Foundation
Back in December we let you all know that Space Centre’s Lucinda Dangerfield is cycling from London to Paris in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
We last updated you on her training progress in March when Lucinda had just started cycling using clip in shoes and with just a few weeks to go, we thought we’d give you another update.
Firstly, the fantastic news that Lucinda and her brother Piers Marks who is cycling with her, have hit their fundraising target! A great achievement and so the pressure in respect of that goal is eased a little. But the huge task of the ride still lies ahead of them. Continue reading