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Ilkley charity shop's appeal for unwanted goods
2:20pm Thursday 20th March 2014 in News
Two charities are appealing for donations of goods to an Ilkley shop to help raise money for the world’s most vulnerable older people.
Age UK and Age International are urging members of the public to donate quality items of clothing, CDs, DVDs, books, toys and household items to the charity shop on The Grove.
Stock donated from March 10 until April 6 will go towards Age International’s healthcare projects in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe which will help nearly 400,000 older people.
Projects include eyesight treatment for older people with a range of conditions including cataracts, which render people unable to work or care for their grandchildren.
Donations can be maximised by signing up to Gift Aid. Completing a basic form when donating goods means Age UK will receive an extra 25p from the Government for every £1 that is raised from donations.
Age International is a partner of Age UK and works to improve life for older people in developing countries. Visit ageinternational.org.uk/donate stock for more information.