The amnesty will take place in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh. Members of the public will be able to drop off used jigsaws at selected Hobbycraft stores during school half term, between 18th October and 2nd November. In return for the donation, contributors will receive a money off voucher which can be used to purchase any Jumbo puzzle in store. For every puzzle donated, Jumbo will donate one new jigsaw to a selected hospital in each of the five cities. The chosen hospitals include Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh and Southmead Hospital.
David Westman, marketing and PR manager for Hobbycraft, commented: “We are thrilled to be a part of this amnesty with Jumbo Games. Not only will it help improve the lives of those in hospital, it will also create a stronger sense of charity within the five different regions and encourage communities to work together for such a great cause.”
Katherine Pierce, marketing manager at Jumbo Games, added: “Over the Christmas period a lot of people aren’t well enough to leave the hospital and the donation of new puzzles to entertain them will hopefully provide a source of enjoyment for these individuals as well as visitors and members of staff. Jigsaws are known to bring people together as is Christmas, and combined, hopefully this activity will be a source of happiness and wellbeing for all those involved.”