A HUDDERSFIELD hospice is asking more people to give un- wanted items to charity shops.
Kirkwood Hospice at Dalton is taking part in a national campaign by charity shops to encourage people to give their old items to such shops, instead of binning them.
As part of the campaign, Kirkwood's shops will be displaying posters in their windows.
The hospice says 92% of sales in charity shops come from unwanted items given by the public.
Susan Marsden, retail co-ordinator for Kirkwood, said: "Charity shops rely on unwanted items.
"We make the most of them by reselling them in shops or by passing them on for recycling. Through this, we make vital funds and are grateful for that."
Anyone thinking of giving goods via collection bags posted through their door is urged to look for the Kitemark logo or registered charity number, to make sure it is a genuine charity collecting the items.
Alternatively, items can be given directly to charity shops.