Textile Recycling in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity
The textile recycling scheme for The Fire Fighters Charity has been a very successful fundraising initiative nationally, generating an income for the charity of over £17,000 on average per month.
Recognising fire stations as key community sites, this fundraising scheme gives local householders the choice to support their local firefighters by dropping their unwanted clothes in a textile bank on a fire station.
The Fire Fighters Charity now has over 300 fire stations across the UK providing a textile bank for public use and the income generated nationally through textile recycling for 2010/11 was over £205,000. The Charity helps sick or injured fire fighters through therapy, recuperation and beneficiary support services.
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service has now located Fire Fighters Charity textile banks at Bewdley and Pershore Fire Stations and at Bransford Nurseries in Worcester (in addition to the one at Ledbury Fire Station) and would welcome donations of clothes, underwear, linen, hand bags and pairs of shoes.
For further details of the textile recycling scheme, please contact Kevin Biles, national coordinator for The Fire Fighters Charity at firstname.lastname@example.org