Please Donate Your Unwanted Presents to a Good Cause and Reduce Landfill

Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, is urging people to donate their unwanted Christmas presents to the charity. Drop-offs can be made to the Sanctuary at Little Farm, Buttsbury, near Ingatestone, CM4 9NZ, between 10am and 4pm, any day of the week except Saturday, throughout January. Directions can be found on the charity’s website.

Approximately £42 million of unwanted Christmas presents are thrown out in landfill each year* but one person’s unwanted Christmas present will be a delight to someone else!

Remus Horse Sanctuary can make good use of these unwanted gifts at their sales, fundraising events, raffles and tombolas throughout the year. Additionally, any other items in a good saleable condition can also be dropped off at the Sanctuary during January, as well as used stamps, foreign coins and old mobile phones.

Sue Burton says, “We all receive the odd gift that we don’t like or wouldn’t buy for ourselves. But rather than throwing these presents away or sticking them in a drawer, you can help Remus to rescue and rehabilitate more horses and other animals across Southern England.”

For further information about the invaluable work at the Sanctuary, visit or contact Sue Burton on tel: 01277 356191.

* Information collected by GWP Group and updated for 2021 –

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