This February, the Clothes Show presenters Caryn Franklin, Jeff Banks, and Brenda Emmanus, will be teaming up once again to support Cancer Research UK’s ‘Donate for a Difference’ campaign.

Cancer Research UK is encouraging people to donate their unwanted clothes, household items, CDs, DVDs, toys and games to one of the charity’s 600 shops across the country. Last year, over £66million of the charity’s income came from donations made to its shops, providing vital funds for research into cancer.

Caryn Franklin said: “We all have clothes in our wardrobes that we never wear, for whatever reason – too big, too small or just not right. What’s no good for you could be perfect for someone else and at the same time, by donating it to a Cancer Research UK shop, you can help beat cancer. Each bag donated can raise up to £30, which will go towards beating this terrible disease.”

Jeff Banks said: “I’ve been meaning to sort out my wardrobe for some time and this campaign has given me the perfect excuse. I’ll be taking the clothes I rarely wear to my local Cancer Research UK shop and I urge other people to do the same. If every person took along just one bag, imagine the amount of money we could raise for research into cancer.”

Brenda Emmanus said: “People are really getting into visiting charity shops to find great bargains. By donating clothes to Cancer Research UK, you’ll be helping a hugely important cause – and it’s always nice to know that our much-loved outfits will go to a good home.”

For further information on donating or to find out where your nearest Cancer Research UK shop is, click here.



For further media information, images or interviews contact Kim Edwards in the Cancer Research UK Press Office on 020 7061 8320 email [email protected]

About Cancer Research UK

  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to beat cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK carries out world-class research to improve understanding of the disease and find out how to prevent, diagnose and treat different kinds of cancer.
  • Cancer Research UK ensures that its findings are used to improve the lives of all cancer patients.
  • Cancer Research UK helps people to understand cancer, the progress that is being made and the choices each person can make.
  • Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7009 8820 or visit our homepage.


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