ALFRETON: Unwanted gift amnesty

Recipients of unwanted Christmas presents need not despair according to one Alfreton church - as it prepares to host a fund-boosting January sale.

Alfreton Wesley Church, in Ellesmere Avenue, is appealing for those over-large jumpers and duplicated smellies to sell at the event on Saturday, January 25.

A spokesperson for the church said: “If anyone has any unwanted Christmas gifts, we would be pleased to receive them.”

So far the church says a wide selection of goods will be on sale, ranging from typical gift items, household goods, toys, books and toiletries as well as clothing, furniture, cakes, china, glassware and bric-a-brac.

The spokesperson continued: “We are happy to sell almost anything, with the exception of alcohol, electrical items and furniture which doesn’t have a fire-safety label.”

Items for sale can be taken to the church on Friday January 24, between 6pm and 7pm, and the sale will take place on the Saturday between 10am and noon.

Proceeds from the effort will be for church funds.

Disabled access improvements have recently taken place at the church including the addition of new automatic doors, a ramp, and a new speaker system.

Goods for sale can be collected where possible by ringing David Hopkinson on 01773 833627.