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PEOPLE having a clear-out of their wardrobes are being asked to put their old clothes to good use.

Fire crews are calling on people to recycle their unwanted clothing, linen, handbags and shoes to help protect the environment and raise money for a good cause at the same time.

The donations will raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity, which supports men and women injured in the line of duty.

For every tonne gathered at the recycling banks, The Fire Fighters Charity receives £220.

Lee Neale, deputy chief fire officer for West Sussex, said: ‘Many of us have a bit of a new year clear-out so we’re encouraging people in West Sussex to bank it, rather than bin it. By dropping their unwanted clothes and shoes into one the recycling banks outside our stations, they’ll be helping to support local firefighters, reduce landfill and supply clothing to developing countries.’

The fire stations at Chichester and Bognor are both accepting donations.