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The Big Bag Challenge

Thank you to everyone who donated stock in The Big Bag Challenge

We're calling on the nation to donate their unwanted items to the Big Bag Challenge and help older people to love later life.

Kicking off on 9 October, volunteers in our Age UK shops will be on hand to accept bags of donations. Help us reach our goal of an additional 100,000 bags of goods across the country in just two weeks.

You can support our campaign by donating bags to your nearest Age UK shop. We accept all types of quality goods, including clothing, shoes, books, accessories and homeware (see the full list). You can also pick up extra bags in stores.

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Each bag you donate is worth an average of £20 to Age UK*

£10 of that money raised could pay for a weekly friendship call to a lonely older person in the UK.

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Need a collection?

If you have lots of bags to donate, we can collect! Please call us on 0800 169 8787 to arrange a collection.

Encourage others to get involved

You can also show your support by telling your friends and family about the Big Bag Challenge, and help us by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #BigBagChallenge.

Need more information?

For more information about the Big Bag Challenge, contact us on 0800 169 8787 or visit an Age UK shop.

*Average bag of donations value is based on the amount of bags donated from April 2016 to March 2017.

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