A CHARITY is urging Halesowen folk to help stock its shops' shelves by having an autumn clear out.

Age UK has launched its month-long Big Bag Challenge today in a bid to collect 100,000 bags of donations to help its shops raise much needed funds.

People can help by donating their unwanted clothing, shoes, books, accessories and homewares - all of which are sold on to be loved again - to the charity's shops in Blackheath High Street or Queensway, Halesowen.