Give something useful to a charity rather than a plastic lobster

Give something useful to a charity rather than a plastic lobster

Sarah Beeny will be adding a donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer to her Christmas list this year, to prevent being given unwanted gifts.

The charity is launching a scheme to encourage people to add Breakthrough Breast Cancer to their gift lists this year after a survey was conducted. It revealed that one in five said the worst Christmas presents come from work colleagues,during the annual Secret Santa ritual, things like nose trimmers, a scarf made from carrier bags and a plastic lobster are among the worst given.

I am putting Breakthrough Breast Cancer on my Christmas list. I encourage everyone to do the same so that the charity and research scientists can continue their vital work to help save lives in 2011.

Over 3,000 people admitted that the presents are unwanted clutter and over half said that they would prefer a donation made to charity.

Celebrity supporter Sarah Beeny said: “I am putting Breakthrough Breast Cancer on my Christmas list, so that a gift is given to people affected by Breast Cancer. I encourage everyone to do the same so that the charity and research scientists can continue their vital work to help save lives in 2011.”

The charity is launching a #festivefriday Twitter campaign,  to encourage people to ask for a donation during the season of giving.

Kaita De Gregorio, Head of Donor Marketing at Breakthrough Breast Cancer said: “We hope to encourage people to give a gift that will help us to continue our life saving breast cancer research.”

A count down to the worst presents given will be revealed over Twitter by @breakthroughBC, with some surprise celebrity revelations, bad gifts include, a sandwich, post-it-notes, an Easter egg and a diet book.


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