HAMPSHIRE residents are being called on to clear their wardrobes this month to help young people and children with cancer.

Cancer Research UK is asking people living in the county to "give up clothes for good" for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

They are then being urged to donate fashion and homeware to TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes for Good campaign.

When sold in Cancer Research UK shops, each bag of items donated could raise up to £25 to help fund research into children’s and young people’s cancers.

Around 240 children diagnosed with cancer every year in South East and Elisa Mitchell, Cancer Research UK for Children and Young People spokesperson in Hampshire, said: “Cancer in children and young people is different to cancer in adults – from the types of cancer to the impact of treatment and the long-term side effects survivors often experience. So, it needs more research which campaigns like Give Up Clothes for Good help to fund.

"“We want to help ensure more people under the age of 25 in Hampshire, and across the UK, survive cancer with a good quality of life.”

People can donate at any TK Maxx store, all year round, including Southampton, Hedge End, Eastleigh, Winchester and Fareham.