The Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Masood Ahmed, will be opening a new donation centre for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Leeds Road, Huddersfield, on Sunday November 6 at 10am.

And the first 20 people who come along on the day to donate their unwanted but good quality stuff will receive a goody-bag.

Aimed at making it easier for people in Huddersfield to donate their unwanted items, the donation centre is located near the John Smith’s Stadium on Leeds Road Mini Park – the row of business units opposite Dixon’s ice cream shop. It’s open at weekends and after work and the postcode is HD1 6PA.

Andrea Kay, trading manager at Forget Me Not, said: “It’s so exciting to finally be opening our donation centre. More than a warehouse, our donation centre will become a critical part of our trading operation, ensuring that our shops receive a steady supply of stock to sell so they can raise vital funds for our charity.

“But we can’t do that without people donating their unwanted stuff to us in the first place. We couldn’t be happier with the location of the donation centre, with easy access from Huddersfield town centre and parking just outside.

“We hope that by making it really convenient to drop off bags of clothes, toys, homeware and accessories as well as bigger goods, people will think of us the next time they’re having a clear out. And, of course, the easier it is to donate the things you don’t want, the less stuff ends up in landfill – so it’s greener too!”

Andrea added: “Every bag of good quality stuff donated really makes a difference – worth, on average, about £20 of stock to sell in our shops.

“Plus, if you Gift Aid those donations – which is really easy to do when you come to the donation centre – they’ll be worth 25% more, at no extra cost to you. All of which helps Forget Me Not continue to be here for the local children and families who desperately need our help across West Yorkshire.”

People are invited to come along to the grand opening on November 6 from 10am with their donations.

The donation centre is located at Unit 12, Leeds Road Mini Park, Huddersfield, HD1 6PA, and its opening times are:

Monday 8am-4pm

Thursday 11am-7pm

Friday 11am-7pm

Sunday 10am-4pm