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Dunelm and Katie Piper join forces to urge Preston to donate pre-loved Christmas decorations

Posted on - 27th November, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Christmas, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Katie Piper heads up Dunelm’s campaign to help UK care homes

Dunelm in Preston is encouraging local residents to donate their pre-loved festive decorations this Christmas, in a bid to spread joy to care homes across the region.

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Shoppers wishing to donate their unused decorations can give them a second life by handing them in to the Dunelm store at the Capitol Centre.

Donated decorations will go on to be delivered to local care homes and community groups across Preston.

Mark Lynch, Store Manager at Dunelm Blackpool said: “It’s been another challenging year for many and with the support of our customers, Dunelm is committed to helping those within our local communities who are less fortunate this Christmas, through our ‘DunElves’ decoration donation initiative.”

Katie Piper heads up Dunelm’s campaign to help UK care homes

The retailer enlisted the help of Head ‘DunElf’ Katie Piper to launch the campaign nationally earlier this month.

Katie said: “I’m working with Dunelm to help the British public think a little differently this year. Dunelm will be giving a new lease of life to surplus or unused Christmas decorations handed in at their stores across the UK by donating them to a local care home.

“Dunelm’s emphasis on community has really resonated with me – they are focused on making a tangible difference to local care homes and community groups, bringing joy to their residents who can sometimes find Christmas difficult or lonely.”

Anyone wanting to donate their pre-loved Christmas decorations can drop them into the DunElves donation box in store during the opening hours of 9am – 8pm Monday-Friday, 9am – 7pm on Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sunday, from now until 10 December.

Any excess donations will be shared with Age UK and Shelter, ensuring no decorations go to waste.

More information and the campaign launch film featuring Katie Piper can be found here.

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