In an effort to soften the blow of receiving gifts which weren’t on the Christmas list, Revolution Durham is inviting customers to trade in these presents for festive treats.
Taking place on Thursday 27th December, customers can swap surplus gifts for a Christmas cocktail, hot drink or festive treat.
The popular chain, which opened its Durham venue in November, has teamed up with homeless charity Shelter for the gift exchange. All donated gifts will be given to Shelter to raise money for the homeless.
Revolution bars manager Emma Burton said: “We’ve all been there, when you open a gift you know you will never use. Waste can be a massive issue at Christmas time and we want to make sure any unwanted gifts aren’t being wasted. We’re launching the gift exchange so our customers can get something they can enjoy whilst knowing their original gift is being put to good use.
“It’s a pleasure to team up with Shelter who work all year round to help those in need. Christmas especially is a difficult time for people who are homeless or in a difficult housing situation so we will do anything we can to help.”
Shelter is a registered charity that helps million of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services.
Revolution Durham opened its doors last month following a series of successful launch events. The venue sits on the former Bishop Langley pub along the banks of the River Wear.