The fourth annual handbag amnesty begin at the Swindon Designer Outlet this month.

Between Friday, February 21 and Thursday, March 5 visitors to the shopping centre are encouraged to donate their bags – from totes to clutches to satchels – to raise funds for Brighter Futures.

If you donate a bag at guest services you will receive a fashion passport which will give shoppers an extra 10 per cent off in participating stores.

Once donations have been made Brighter Futures will host a pop-up shop where visitors can purchase the pre-loved bags, with all the proceeds heading to the charity.

Outlet manager Tina Cumpstey said: “To date we have raised over £5,000 since starting the initiative in 2018.

“We are thrilled to welcome the campaign back to the centre for the fourth time and are dedicated to supporting the local community while raising awareness of Brighter Futures’ important work.”

Handbag designer Radley is supporting the initiative and is offering 20 per cent off in-store at the Outlet for anyone who donates one of its branded bags.

Great Western Hospitals Trust events manager Michelle Leighton added: “This is a really good event which raises funds to improve the services and care we provide to the residents of Swindon and further afield who visit our hospital.”