ACORNS Hospice's Bromsgrove branch is appealing for seasonal supporters to help refresh stock for the new year by donating unwanted Christmas gifts.

So whether you are sick of socks or bored of board games, you can find a new home for them at the charity’s Bromsgrove shop, on the High Street.

Gary Pettit, Head of Retail and Retail Operations at Acorns, said: “Don’t leave your unwanted gifts gathering dust in the back of the cupboard, give them a new lease of life by donating them to Acorns.

"That celebrity cookbook you never wanted may be perfect for someone else.”

Acorns needs £27,000 per day to provide its care and support services with the charity’s network of more than 50 shops across the West Midlands playing a key part in helping to raise those funds.

Gary added: “Donating your unwanted gifts to Acorns shops is a great way to end the year. You might even need to clear space on your shelves or in your wardrobe for the presents you do love.

"So why not donate your preloved items too? By doing so you’ll be helping us continue our work caring for children and families.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice offers specialist palliative care for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families.

In the past year, the charity has cared for more than 780 children and over 1,220 families, including those who are bereaved.