OLD mobile phones are needed to raise money for the ChildLine charity.
Up to £70 could be raised for the charity's Yorkshire and North Eastern region each time a mobile phone handset and charger are given.
Former England soccer star Ian Wright said: "If you are anything like me, you'll always want to have the latest gadget - and end up with old mobile phones lying around all over the place.
"Put them to good use and give them to ChildLine. It's really easy and you will not feel so guilty next time you upgrade."
Emma Caldwell, the charity's regional fundraiser, said: "Traditionally, spring is a time when it's out with the old and in with the new.
"Many people may either buy a new mobile phone or come across one that's just sitting around, gathering dust.
"We want everyone to know that they can ring in the changes by giving their old phones and the chargers to us.
"Every day, around 520 children call ChildLine Yorkshire and North East. But due to lack of funds only just over half can be answered.
"Your old phones can help us to answer more calls and move us closer to our goal of answering every call from every child."
Free collections can be made if a number of phones are collected.
Ring ChildLine on 0113 2444004.