HEALTHCARE charity Sue Ryder is asking people in Craven to donate any unwanted - or not needed - Christmas gifts.

Whether it is a jumper that does not fit, an already read book, or even a novelty item not to your taste, the charity, which provides palliative care and bereavement services, is hoping that people will donate unwanted presents to its Sue Ryder shop in Keighley Road, Skipton.

Items can be taken to the shop, while no longer wanted pieces of furniture can be collected, by booking via the charity's website. The charity has just under 400 shops in high streets, retail parks and shopping centres across the UK, with money raised in-store going towards its hospices, including Manorlands, palliative care hubs and range of bereavement services.

Glynn Taylor, retail regional manager at Sue Ryder said: “Christmas is a wonderful time for exchanging gifts but it’s safe to say most of us will receive items that end up thrown 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 un-loved items. Not only are you cutting down on waste, you’ll also be helping support people dealing with grief or facing a terminal illness, all the while decluttering your home as you prepare to kick start 2024.”

People can donate quality clothes, household goods, electricals, books, toys as well as accessories and collectibles at Sue Ryder shops or by visiting