A CHARITY is urging people to donate unwanted clothes at a Keighley store.

TK Maxx – at Keighley Retail Park, in Hard Ings Road – is acting as a collection point for the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign fund.

The clothing, plus donated accessories and homeware, will be sold in Cancer Research UK shops to raise money for the charity’s work in relation to children and young people.

In Yorkshire and the Humber, around 150 youngsters are diagnosed with cancer every year.

It is estimated that each bag of donated goods could raise up to £30 to help fund dedicated research

Nicki Embleton, Cancer Research UK’s regional spokesman, said: “More children and young people than ever are surviving cancer, but there’s still a lot to do.

“Cancer in children and young people is different to cancer in adults – from the types to the impact of treatment and the long-term side effects survivors often experience.

“Consequently, it needs different, dedicated research which campaigns like Give Up Clothes For Good help to fund.

“Cancer still claims the lives of around 510 under-25s every year in the UK. We want to help more children and young people survive cancer with a good quality of life.

“That’s why we hope as many people as possible will show their support and donate any quality clothes or goods to the local TK Maxx store. Unwanted items really could save lives.”

The plea has been issued to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Jo Murphy, for TK Maxx, said: “We hope our support will go some way to improve the outcomes of children and young people affected by cancer.”