STAFF and volunteers at animal charity are urging people to clear out their wardrobes and donate any unwanted clothes to help sick and injured pets.

Chester-Le-Street PDSA shop, in Front Street, urgently needs men’s clothes, including including jeans, coats, jackets and jumpers, as well as shoes, hats and belts.

Donations can be taken to the store from Monday to Saturday, between 9am and 5pm.

PDSA shop manager Adele Corke said: “We would urge people to donate their unwanted items. As well as de-cluttering your home, and making more room for new purchases, you will be helping a very worthy cause at the same time.

“All the money raised in the shop helps PDSA treat the sick and injured pets of local people in need.”

The charity raises funds to provide PDSA-funded veterinary treatment in the area.

PDSA encourages all supporters to sign up for Gift Aid, to help their donations go even further. Gift Aid allows PDSA to claim an additional 25 per cent of the value of each item sold, which helps raise over £1m a year for the charity.