Have a Christmas clear out for charity

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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is appealing to Lisburn people to help refill its charity shop rails after the Christmas rush.

They are asking local people to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts and other pre-loved, good quality items.

Sonja Owens, Lisburn shop manager, said: “The income from our shops stays in Northern Ireland and helps pay for our many services for local cancer patients and their families. These include counselling, a family support service, stop smoking clinics, bra-fitting service for women who’ve had breast surgery, and art, music and writing therapies.

“We badly need to replenish our stocks to help with these important services that provide a vital lifeline to many people at one of the toughest times of their lives. We welcome donations of quality clothing, accessories, books, toys and brac a brac with open arms.”

“We need continued support from the local community to make donations to help meet the high demand.