CHARITY: Spring clean and donate

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With spring well and truly upon us, thousands of people will be set to undertake a good spring clean, tackling chores and clearing their homes of unwanted clutter.

Rather than throwing things away, the Age UK shop in Whitley Bay is urging people to donate their unwanted items, helping to raise funds for the charity’s work supporting older people.

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

Money raised supports the charity’s work for older people, delivering hands-on local services through the Age UK network, as well as Age UK’s free advice line (open 365 days a year) and vital campaigning.

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 or for more information please visit

Rachel Hewison

Assistant Manager, Whitley Bay