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Age UK shops launch the Big Bag Challenge

Published on 04 October 2015 11:01 PM

Unwanted items at the ready! We're calling on you to support our nationwide stock appeal, The Big Bag Challenge, by donating as many bags of quality unused clothing or goods as possible. 

Whether it's last season's festival wear, a leftover summer read or toys the children have outgrown, we're encouraging everyone to donate a bag full of unwanted items to raise funds for our work supporting older people*.

Age UK is launching The Big Bag Challenge on 5th October and volunteers in Age UK shops will be on hand to receive bags of donations with the goal of reaching 100,000 bags of goods across the country in just two weeks. All types of quality goods are accepted, including clothing, shoes, books, accessories and home wares and every bag donated will help raise much-needed funds for the Charity.

It really couldn't be easier - just drop a bag of unwanted items to your local Age UK shop. Only with your support can we continue our work to raise vital funds to support lonely older people both in the local area and across the UK and give everyone a chance to love later life. Any bag will do and every bag you fill really does count!

Age UK has over 420 shops across the UK which generate much-needed funds for our work with older people, whilst encouraging everyone to recycle unwanted goods, all of which are then sold on to be loved again. Go to to find your local store and get more information.

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.

*Donations can be maximised by signing up to gift aid. Simply completing a basic form when you donate good means that Age UK will receive an extra 25p for every £1 raised form donations from the Government. The extra money doesn't cost a penny and will help raise vital funds for people in later life.

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