A MALTON charity shop is urging people to donate any unwanted Christmas presents to support older people.may be a time for giving and while most people The Age UK Malton store in Wheelgate accepts donations of both new and second hand items, all of which are then sold on, helping to raise vital funds for the Charity’s work supporting older people.

The charity is also encouraging people to make their donation worth an extra 25% by signing up to Gift Aid. Simply completing a basic form when donating goods means that Age UK will receive an extra 25p from the government for every £1 that is raised from donations. That extra money helps raise much-needed funds for people in later life.

Amy Petit Shop Manager at the Age UK shop in Malton said; “It can be difficult knowing what do to with gifts that will never be used, however by donating unwanted Christmas presents or old items to our shop people will be helping a great cause. You can also help us raise even more by signing up to Gift Aid, it really couldn’t be easier. You only need to do it once and our staff will be on hand to help you do so. Not only could they be another person’s treasure, your donations will also help Age UK raise much-needed funds to help brighten up 2018 for an older person.”

The money raised through Age UK’s shops goes towards supporting the charity’s vital work for older people, helping to continue it’s vital work by providing companionship, support and advice, as well as a free national advice line and vital campaigning work.

For more information about Age UK please visit www.ageuk.org.uk.