Age UK Big Bag Chal­lenge

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

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

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