PEOPLE in Tenbury and the surrounding areas can now recycle their old clothing - and raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.
A yellow textile recycling bank is available at Tenbury Wells Fire Station for the general public to use.
Properly licensed door to door collections are a big income generator for the charity, however they can attract concerns from householders regarding unlicensed operators. This new recycling bank enables the charity to utilise the local fire station and householders have the choice to support their firefighters, by recycling their old clothing including underwear, linen, pairs of shoes and handbags.
All of the servicing and collections are carried out by a commercial partner, who operate the scheme on behalf of the charity. The company also bear all of the costs associated with the scheme and pay £150 per tonne to the charity, for all collections from fire stations.
The Firefighters Charity now has over 300 fire stations across the UK providing a textile bank, raising over £205,000 in 2010/11. The Charity helps sick or injured fire fighters through therapy, recuperation and beneficiary support services. For more details of the charity, visit their website at www.firefighterscharity.org.uk
All Fire Fighters Charity textile banks are easily recognisable, as they are yellow in colour and display the Fire Fighters Charity logo.