Diverse Abilities is inviting residents of Dorset to donate their unwanted Christmas presents.

Called The Great Christmas Present Amnesty, gifts will be repurposed as raffle and auction prizes throughout its fundraising events in 2024.

Dorset's disability charity will accept unwanted and new items from the festive season, including beauty products, shower gel sets, cookbooks, alcohol and food hampers. 

Francesca Potton, community fundraiser at Diverse Abilities, commented: "We've all received that one present from a distant relative that doesn't know you all that well.

"These presents don't need to linger in the back of the cupboard anymore, as we will make good use of them throughout the year."

Gifts can be dropped off at the Diverse Abilities head office, above Langside School, on weekdays between 10am and 3pm.

The address is Langside School, Langside Avenue, Poole, BH12 5BN.

In addition, presents can be dropped off at G&T Cards in Broadstone, Ashley Road, Boscombe (Sovereign Centre), Poole High Street, or the Coach and Horses in Wimborne.

Francesca said: "If you want to host your own collection, then we want to hear from you – we've got a helpful fundraising pack to support you along the way and explain how these contributions make a huge difference in our fundraising events."