CLEAR-OUT: Put unwanted items to use

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It’s easy to let the items we no longer use gather dust – forgotten toys stashed up in the attic, or clothes pushed to the back of the wardrobe. Most of us will have stuff we no longer use.

March 2 is National Old Stuff Day, a day to give notice to old stuff and celebrate everything vintage.

This could be done by upcycling an old piece of furniture, asking your relatives about stories that have been passed down through the generations, or passing on the items you no longer use.

In light of this, the Age UK shop in Morpeth is urging people in the local area to get involved by having a clear-out and donating their unwanted items to raise funds for the charity’s work supporting older people.

We urgently need quality goods, such as clothing and accessories, gifts, toys, household items and shoes, all of which are then sold on to be loved again.

The profits raised by Age UK’s shops helps fund the charity’s vital work, including our free advice line (open 365 days a year), campaigns and support for our network of local Age UK partners, who provide thousands of essential services in their communities.

Donations can be maximised by signing up to gift aid. That extra money doesn’t cost a penny and helps us raise more valuable funds for people in later life.

To find your local Age UK shop visit www.ageuk.org.uk

Cecilie Cromar

Manager

Age UK Morpeth shop