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Charity goods and a very rare green thing

Charity goods and a very rare green thing

Greetings people in the charity sector and happy Friday!

As it’s t-shirt weather again (for how long, no one knows), Diary thought they’d take a look at the charity clothing merchandise on offer…

RSPCA

Animal charity RSPCA launched a limited edition 200th anniversary clothing range.

Shoppers can be adorned with an animal of their choice, be it a dog, cat, fox, hedgehog or rabbit – with all profits going to charity.

Some even have slogans – like “easily distracted by dogs” or “prefer to be at home with my cat”, a shirt this columnist would happily wear to the office.

RSPB

The conservation charity RSPB’s merchandise is also quite attractive as you can get wildflower t-shirts, puffins, cards and more.

The charity has also created a fictitious tournament jersey for aerial bird soldiers called “Bird-Devil-Scream Tour”.

Of course, their call is pretty annoying when Diary tries to have a lie.

The back of the shirt lists each month and where in the world it will be heard at that time. Don’t worry if you missed them this month – the shirt notes that it will be the same tournament every year.

Freedom from torture

Refugee charity Freedom from Torture was also launched limited edition t-shirts recently for refugee week ahead of the July 4 election.

The shirts include slogans such as “refugees welcome” and “kindness has no borders”.

Every t-shirt purchased means at least £5 will be sent to Freedom from Torture so that torture survivors can access the charity’s services.

Xbox Hulk

In other news, a very rare Hulk-branded Xbox fetched nearly £8,000 at auction for the British Heart Foundation.

The limited edition gaming device was created to promote the 2003 Hulk movie and was one of only 50 ever made.

It was donated to one of the BHF’s charity shops in Oxford and sold for £7,700 on eBay after 62 bids were made.

Paul Smith, eBay Feature Tester at BHF, said BBC News that the device was only available as a prize in a UK cinema raffle and only 36 were ever won.

So far, 20 have been found, he told the press.