STAFF and volunteers at a Chester-le-Street charity store are urging people to donate furniture to help raise vital funds to help sick animals.

PDSA supporters with settees, three piece suites, desks, chairs and large electrical items should contact the shop to arrange a free collection.

For health and safety reasons, the store can only accept furniture that has the fire-warning label relating to the 1988 regulations.

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A PDSA spokesman said: “If you’ve recently redecorated, had a clear out or moved house and have unwanted furniture taking up your valuable space, then why not donate your items to PDSA?

“Wardrobes and bookcases, as well as small items such as dressers, tables and chairs, are very popular with our customers who are looking to furnish their homes at bargain prices.

“All donations will help us raise valuable funds to care for the sick and injured pets of local people in need.”

The store is on Front Street and raises funds to provide PDSA-funded veterinary treatment in the local area.

Donations can also be taken to the shop from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.

For more information contact 0191-388-1676 or visit www.pdsa.org.uk