two thirds of people have said they would rather receive one less Christmas gift and have a charitable donation made instead.
LAST MINUTE shoppers stuck for the perfect Christmas gift need look no further β international development charity Practical Action has a whole host of presents still on offer.
βWonderful ewesβ, βgorgeous goatsβ, dependable donkeys and fluffy ducks are just some of the Christmas gifts on offer to big hearted shoppers this year.
And the beauty of the scheme is these presents are available up to β and including β Christmas Day. Just visit the website.
The charityβs Practical Presents scheme means people can choose unique and clever gifts which can vastly improve peopleβs quality of life in developing countries, now and in the future.
Take a look at www.practicalpresents.org.uk β itβs packed with innovative gifts which benefit people in the developing world. Prices start from just Β£11.
And three quarters of people in the UK admit to wasting Β£50 on unwanted gifts every year β Β£2 billion - a Practical Present could make the world of difference to someoneβs life.
Stephen Harvey, Practical Actionβs Head of Public Fundraising, said: βIf you are stuck for a gift idea, a Practical Present could provide the answer. It means friends and family receive a gift, while making someone elseβs life better.β
Gifts include ducks for families in Bangladesh to provide eggs and a livelihood through breeding, goats in Sudan to produce milk, smoke hoods in Nepal to reduce smoke pollution, floating gardens in Bangladesh and African showers and toilets.
Shoppers can browse the brand new Practical Presents catalogue on-line at www.practicalpresents.org.uk.
Unwanted gifts end up forgotten in the back of peopleβs cupboards every year, and two thirds of people have said they would rather receive one less Christmas gift and have a charitable donation made instead.
Note to Editor: Practical Action, an international development agency, works with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives for today and for generations to come.
For more information, please contact: Abbie Wells, Practical Action Media Officer, Tel: 01926 634510, Out of Hours: 01926 634510, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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