SUE Ryder is urging people to donate any unwanted Christmas gifts to be sold through its shops.

The charity – which runs Manorlands hospice at Oxenhope – has outlets at Cavendish Street, the Airedale Shopping Centre and Alston Retail Park in Keighley, and at Haworth.

Glynn Taylor, retail regional manager for Sue Ryder, says: "Christmas is a wonderful time for exchanging gifts, but it’s safe to say most of us will have received items that will end up in the back of a cupboard.

"One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, so it’s definitely worth donating your well-meant – but as yet unloved – items. Not only are you cutting down on waste, you’ll also be helping support people dealing with grief or facing a terminal illness.

"Whether it’s a jumper that doesn’t fit, a book you’ve already read or a novelty item not to your taste, we are hoping people will donate.

"Simply deliver your goods to your local Sue Ryder shop. Or if it’s a piece of furniture, have it picked up by booking our free furniture collection service via the website,

"Money raised in-store goes towards our hospices, palliative care hubs and range of bereavement services."