Age UK Big Bag Challenge
AGE UK is urging the people of Halton to take part in an autumn clear out to support the Charity’s annual Big Bag Challenge.
The Big Bag Challenge started this week and aims to help Age UK reach a target of 100,000 bags of goods in one month to help raise funds for the Charity.
A spokesman for the Age UK Widnes shop, said: “Our shops are reliant on kind donations from the public, which is why Age UK is urging everyone in Widnes to get behind The Big Bag Challenge.
“Not only will you benefit from a clean and organised house as the winter months and festive season take hold, but you will be helping to raise vital funds to support older people.”
Actress Lesley Joseph, best known for her role as Dorian in Birds Of A Feather, has also got behind Age UK’s Big Bag Challenge and donated a designer handbag worn by her on-screen character.
She said: “If you live in a tidy space, it somehow clears your mind too.
“The autumn is the perfect time to have a seasonal clear out and get ahead for Christmas, which is why I have donated a special Ted Baker handbag to Age UK as part of The Big Bag Challenge.
“Not only am I helping to keep my home clutter free, but my donation will also help raise money for the charity to continue supporting older people.”
The bag donated by Lesley Joseph will be available to view at the Age UK Altrincham shop in Cheshire from October 8.
People interested in purchasing the bag will be able to put in a secret bid at the shop which is based at 13 Regent Road, Altrincham, WA14 1RY.
The highest bidder will be revealed and selected on November 3, the last day of the challenge.
People can take part in The Big Bag Challenge by donating their unwanted goods to their local Age UK shop.
All types of quality goods are welcome, including clothing, shoes, books, accessories and homewares, all of which are sold on to be loved again.
Every bag donated will help raise much-needed funds for the charity, helping to continue it’s vital work by providing companionship, support and advice, as well as a free national advice line (open 365 days a year) and vital campaigning work.
For more information go to www.ageuk.org.uk/ bigbagchallenge