A plea for good quality clothing and bric-a-brac

Colette McKeaveny director of Age Concern Luton
Colette McKeaveny director of Age Concern Luton

Fancy having a pre-spring spring clean?

Then Age Concern Luton director Colette McKeaveney would love to hear from you. She’d be grateful for any good quality cast-offs you can spare - whether it’s clothing, shoes, jewellery, bric-a-brac or books.

With the charity’s new shop scheduled to open in George Street on Friday, January 30, she’s keen to get business off to a good start.

She said: “Please have a rummage in your wardrobes and see if there’s anything you can bear to part with.

“Revenue from our shops provides a sizeable chunk of our income and every penny raised will go towards helping Luton’s elderly.

“Demand for our services is going up all the time but budgets and grants are being slashed simultaneously.”

The George Street shop will increase ACL’s retail outlets to three - there are already shops in Birdsfoot Lane and Farley Hill.

Colette admits they’re taking a risk opening on the high street but hopes it will pay off.

“We’re taking a deep breath and going for it,” she said.

> If you can help, drop off unwanted items at the shops in Birdsfoot Lane and Farley Hill or at AGL’s offices in King Street.