Barnardo’s launches campaign to encourage donation of unwanted gifts

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  554 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 20 December 2019 | News Tagged with: christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Barnardo’s is encouraging people to give their unwanted Christmas presents to charity after a survey showed that 1 in 5 people feel too guilty to do so.The YouGov survey of 2,050 UK adults for the charity found that just under half of present receivers (47%) say they have received gifts they don’t want and will never use, with more than a third (36%) saying they put these gifts in a cupboard and never use them. One in ten people who didn’t donate their unwanted gift to charity said it was because they hang on to them in order to pretend to the gifter that they use the item, while 20% feel too guilty to pass on their unwanted gifts.Almost half said they received unwanted gifts last year, with novelty items, cosmetic sets, candles and cookbooks the most unwanted.40% donated them to charity36% stored them away in a cupboard and never used them34% re-gifted their unwanted gifts11% re-sold sold them4% returned them to the place it was purchased from4% threw them awayBarnardo’s is launching a new campaign asking people to donate their unwanted festive gifts to their local Barnardo’s charity shop.Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said:“We’ve all received gifts that end up at the back of a cupboard. But this year, instead of holding onto gifts that you’ll never use, we’re asking people to donate them to their local Barnardo’s shop. Donating to our stores means somebody else can find joy in our unwanted gifts. It also helps Barnardo’s to bring care, hope and love to vulnerable children across the UK, at Christmas and all year round.” Advertisement  555 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Barnardo’s launches campaign to encourage donation of unwanted giftslast_img read more

Government response: Statement on Brunei from the Minister of State for Asia

first_img Media enquiries For journalists I am disappointed that hudud punishments under the Sharia Penal Code were introduced in Brunei today. This is despite the UK and the international community repeatedly raising our deep concerns regarding these laws with the Government of Brunei. The UK strongly opposes capital and corporal punishment, whatever the crime. We strongly support LGBT+ rights and are clear that nobody should face persecution or discrimination because of who they are or who they love. The Government of Brunei have reassured us that the Common Law will operate in parallel with the Sharia Penal Code and will continue to be the primary means of administering justice in Brunei. I urge Brunei to ensure that this is the case and to uphold its international human rights obligations. Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Email [email protected] Further information Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Minister of State for Asia, Mark Field said: Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebooklast_img read more