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Gwendoline Christie asks fans to donate clothes for cancer charity

Benedict Cumberbatch, Charlie Hunnam and Jerry Hall have previously lent their support to TK Maxx's charity drive.

Gwendoline Christie is backing TK Maxx's Give Up Clothes for Good campaign.

The Game of Thrones actress is encouraging people to donate a bag of clothes in stores to help raise money for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens, and help raise money for research into cancers affecting children and young people.

Statuesque star Gwendoline was shot by famed fashion photographer Jason Bell, a long-term supporter of the cause, for the accompanying campaign.

Other stars to lend their support to the charity drive include TV presenter Laura Whitmore, model Daphne Selfe, sports presenter Ore Oduba, YouTube star Jim Chapman and Lisa Snowdon.

Last month (Aug17), it was reported that the retailer had surpassed $38.7 million (£30 million) in funds raised for Cancer Research UK since it launched its fashion initiative in 2004.

"We are so very proud to be supporting Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens' work to help beat children's cancers," Louise Greenlees, president of TJX Europe, TK Maxx's parent company, said in a statement.

"With the help of the incredible generosity of our employees and customers, we have collected over one million bags of donated clothing and raised over £30 million for the charity. Just incredible. We hope everyone will dig deep into their wardrobes this September to support Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and donate all their unwanted items again this year."

The annual campaign has previously been boosted by the star power of Benedict Cumberbatch, Charlie Hunnam and Jerry Hall.

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