TV presenter Duncan Wood has donated his designer suits to be sold in the charity shops at Martin House Children’s Hospice.

Duncan recently bid farewell to ITV Calendar after 19 years and found himself with a wardrobe of designer suits he no longer needed.

And as an ambassador for Martin House, he has agreed to donate them to the charity to raise money for the vital support they provide for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions

Duncan said:

“I’ve never been a great follower of fashion, but I’ve been fortunate to collect a few designer suits and ties over nearly two decades at Calendar and I think it’s time for some of them to find a place in someone else’s wardrobe.

“They’ve been seen on live TV and spent hours and hours in the studio at television centre in Leeds and now they could be yours!

“I’ve had a long association with Martin House and anything I can do to raise awareness for the incredible work of the hospice while bringing in the odd donation is very worthwhile.”

Duncan Wood hands his TV suits over to Martin House Boston Spa shop manager Karon Haffenden.

Martin House cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across West, North and East Yorkshire.

Its care includes planned respite, emergency and symptom control care, end of life care, and bereavement support.

Sunny Allison, retail area manager at Martin House, said:

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Duncan for thinking of Martin House and donating his suits to us to sell in our shops.

“Our charity shops play an important role in helping us to raise fund for the vital care we provide, and we’re always in need of donations of quality pre-loved items like this.”

To find your nearest shop and more details on how to donate, visit

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