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Give your Rudolph jumper to a good Claus 09.01.15

A CHARITY is urging people across the North West to donate their novelty Christmas jumpers to help people with terminal illness.
The Foyle Hospice wants people to recycle their Christmas-themed pullovers, onesies and other items through its chain of charity shops in Derry and Tyrone.
The seasonal clothes will be kept in storage until next Christmas when they will be offered for sale again to people dressing up for office parties and fun nights out.
The hospice said the unique fundraiser would help the charity capitalise on the Christmas jumper craze for a worthy cause.
“Why take up space in your wardrobe with an item of clothing that you won’t wear for at least twelve months? It is likely that by the time Christmas comes around again, you might even forget where you’ve left it or you might want to treat yourself to a new one anyway," it said.
'Jumper Dumpsters' are now available in all five Foyle Hospice charity shops in Derry, Strabane, Limavady and Castlederg. The charity can also arrange bulk collections from places of work. Alternatively you can drop your jumpers into the fundraising office at 61 Culmore Road.
The Foyle Hospice provides 10 beds at its In-Patient Care Unit in Derry, as well as day care facilities, community nursing and bereavement counselling services for both adults and children. The hospice says the total annual cost of running its services is circa Stg £2.9 million, the majority of which is raised by local communities in the North West.
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