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STRANGE BUT TRUE: Kings Hill charity reveals weirdest donations

Friday 11th January 2019

A FALSE leg, sheep’s head and a live ferret are among the weird donations made to good causes in the UK, according to Kings Hill’s Charities Aid Foundation.

The body canvassed fellow charities to find out what the public had sent to their offices and shops.

The Salvation Army reported getting dentures in a handbag and a live hedgehog – called Harry – in a duffel bag.

Marie Curie received a second-hand toilet seat, half-eaten black forest gateau, false teeth, glass eyes and dog nappies at its charity shops.

And Waging Peace got a large, raw fish in a plastic bag.

Andrew Vale, from mental health charity Mind, said: “We’re always very grateful to those who make donations to Mind shops.

“There have been some more unusual items donated in the past, such as a live hand grenade and a voodoo kit, which are impossible or inappropriate to put on sale.

“Although the saying goes ‘it’s the thought that counts’, we have a much better chance of benefitting from donations when they are practical and in good condition.”

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