SHOPPERS are being asked to spring clean their wardrobes as a Huddersfield fashion store launches its latest charity campaign.
Staff at the Kingsgate Centre branch of TK Maxx are urging their customers to raid their closets and donate all their unwanted clothes to help the company raise thousands of pounds to help cancer sufferers.
The campaign runs from February 22 to March 9 and staff will be giving out bags for customers to fill with their unwanted goods and bring back to the store.
The items will then be recycled and resold in Cancer Research UK’s charity shops to raise money to help cure childhood cancers.
The whole company aims to collect 100,000 full bags from staff and customers and make up to £30 per bag for the charity.
An impressive £2.5m worth of stock was raised for charity shops across the country last time the clothing collection initiative was held.
Although the campaign doesn’t officially start until later this month, staff of the Kingsgate branch are already busy filling bags and are getting ready to promote the campaign with special events.
To make customers aware of the important campaign, they will be holding a charity collection in the shopping precinct over the weekend of February 22 and also taking cash donations for the charity.
Customers can bring in items in their own bags or pick up a special one in-store. As well as bringing in clothes they can also donate bric-a-brac items.
Staff at the Kingsgate store aim to raise £500 towards the national target and are already well on their way to meeting their target, having collected several bags of items already.
Store manager Julie Leadbeater said: “As a company, we support a lot of charities, including the NCH children’s charity and Comic Relief.
“We think our customers will give generously and we are looking forward to taking part and have a number of events planned to raise money for Cancer Research.
“We’ve even got a competition going amongst the staff to win a trophy for collecting the most bags!”