If you're making some time this weekend to have a much-needed wardrobe clear out, you can support a worthy cause at the same time as making more space.
Declutter those old clothes and take them to Age UK Retail as part of their Big Bag Challenge. This has been designed to inspire everyone to have a clear up and donate any unwanted items to their local Age UK shop to help the leading charity combat loneliness amongst older people
The charity recently revealed that one in four (2.9million) people aged 65 and over feel they have no one to go to for help and support. The Big Bag Challenge calls upon people across the country to donate as many bags of quality goods, including clothing, shoes, books, accessories and homewares, as possible to their local Age UK shop.
The goal is to get 100,000 bags in just two weeks, helping the Charity raise much-needed funds to support vital national and local services which often provide the only contact some older people have.
With over 430 shops across the country, Age UK accepts donations of a variety of items, including clothing; shoes and accessories; as well as homewares and electrical items (in certain stores); books and games. Go to www.ageuk.org.uk/bigbagchallenge to find your local store and get more information. Happy sorting!