I’m writing to encourage readers to clear out their clutter, get rid of all of those items they no longer need and host a Good Neighbours Yard Sale (sponsored by Coldharbour) to raise vital funds for older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) before the end of October.
Research by the charity reveals that clutter fills a room or more in one in five homes in Britain.
Even though 36 per cent say they always try to keep unused or unwanted items to a minimum, 92 per cent confess to clutter with a third (33 per cent) admitting they have a lot of items they no longer want or need.
Items donated by famous names such as Kimberley Walsh, Cliff Richard, Florence Welch and Emelie Sande will be auctioned on eBay from 28 October until 9 November so dig deep and help Royal Voluntary Service raise as much money as possible to help older people stay independent.
Holding your own Yard Sale couldn’t be easier. For a fundraising pack with advice and tips on how to make your sale a success, visit www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/yardsale or call 0845 600 5885.
Head of operations for the East and South East, Royal Voluntary Service, Cardiff Gate Business Park CF23 8RP