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The Big Bag Challenge

The Big Bag Challenge is back for its third year!

What is The Big Bag Challenge?

From 3 October 2016, volunteers in Age UK shops will be on hand to receive bags of donations, and we need your help to reach our goal of 100,000 bags.

What do I need to know?

Taking part couldn’t be easier! We need you to help us reach our target by having a clear out and donating unwanted items to your local Age UK shop. All types of quality goods are accepted, including:

  • clothing
  • shoes
  • books
  • accessories
  • homewares.

Find your nearest Age UK Shop


Big Bag Challenge volunteers

How will my donations help?

Every bag donated will help raise much-needed funds for older people. Funds raised will allow Age UK to continue its vital work of supporting those who are facing later life alone, enabling us to provide companionship, support and advice, as well as our free national advice line (open 365 days a year) and vital campaigning work.

Your donations are worth more with Gift Aid

Sign up for Gift Aid when you bring in your goods and increase the value of your donation by approximately 25%.

If you are a UK tax payer, just complete a simple declaration when you make a donation and we can claim 25p back in tax at no cost to you - your tax code won’t be affected either - so for every £10 we make from your donations, we get £12.50.

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787