YOUR unwanted clothes are needed to help raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service staff are collecting unwanted clothing as part of a recycling competition launched by the charity.

Fire stations across the UK are all competing to see which station collects the most clothing throughout January - the winning station will receive a new year's hamper.

Clothing and shoes can be left in the textile bins at stations including Huntingdon, St Neots, St Ives, Ramsey, Cambourne, Kimbolton, Papworth, Ramsey and Sawtry.

The clothes are sent for recycling and the charity recieves a donation of £200 per tonne.

Kevin Biles, recycling manager at The Fire Fighters Charity, said: "We're looking for support from the fire and rescue community and local households for any unwanted clothing during January - including that dreadful Christmas jumper you'll never wear! The fire station that collects the most clothing in kilograms will be the winner.

INFORMATION: The Fire Fighters Charity provides services to enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families.