A CHARITY is urging Wearsiders to donate old clothes after a survey revealed two thirds of people own clothes that do not suit them.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched the Great British Bag-athon this month and is appealing to the public to donate.
In the study, 68 per cent of people from the region said many of their clothes do not suit them, with shorts being the top offender, followed by low-cut tops, skinny jeans and leggings.
A further 29 per cent of people quizzed in the region agreed their partner wears clothes that do not suit them.
Regional BHF manager Debbie Boylen said: “We’re all guilty of hanging on to clothes that we’ve fallen out of love with.
“That is why this month the North East BHF shops are encouraging everyone to take part in the Great British Bag-athon by filling a bag and donating items that we know we’ll never wear again.
“With 36 per cent from the North East revealing they can’t be bothered to get rid of clothes that don’t suit them, we know there are plenty of unwanted items.
“Just one bag of unwanted items is worth £20 in the fight against heart disease.”