A CHARITY shop in Yate has made a desperate appeal for new stock.

The Cancer Research UK shop in Yate is asking local people to help stock its shelves this New Year by donating any unwanted Christmas presents.

All funds raised by the items will help fund life-saving research to help beat cancer sooner.

Shop manager Deborah Hopkins said: “At Christmas we all receive presents that aren’t quite what we had in mind.

“Some of us end up hiding these items away, rather than admitting that they were not what we would have chosen.

“By donating them to Cancer Research UK you can help raise money for a great cause and ease any guilt over an unloved gift – with the bonus of freeing up some room for the January sales.”

She added: “And even if Santa brought you everything you wanted for Christmas, you can make room for all your new goodies by clearing out your cupboards of items you no longer want or need.

“Taking time to de-clutter is a sure way to feel fabulous at the start of any season, especially if you know that you’re making a donation to Cancer Research UK.”

Every contribution helps Cancer Research UK fund life saving research, as well as services such as information nurses who provide confidential support for anyone with concerns about cancer.

Particularly welcome donations include men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, as well as accessories, including shoes, belts, handbags and jewellery.

Donations of quality home-ware are also needed, from cushions and crockery to linens. Books, CDs, DVDs, as well as mobile phones and used printer cartridges are also welcome.

For further information people can call the Cancer Research UK shop on 01454 323097 or simply bring in their bags of unwanted items to the shop at Unit 27, 33 South Walk, Yate.

For more information on volunteering opportunities visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/volunteer