Here at Wirral Hospice St John’s we like to be inventive in our fundraising, from fancy executive balls, to car boot sales, duck races and our weekly lottery just to name a few. We also recycle, so along with saving the planet – recycling helps to fund the amazing work the Hospice does.
We know that we all live in an increasingly throw away world, everything comes in disposable packaging, or has a limited life, new things become old so fast and it seems such a waste to keep throwing things into the bin. Recycling has been around for a while now, and ‘green’ living is becoming increasingly a part of every day life for most. We are all used to recycling paper, card, plastics and tins at home – but what about more expensive items like mobile phones, printer cartridges or clothes?
In the end everything has its value and it’s amazing what can be achieved through recycling, here are some stunning Hospice facts:
In 2012 we recycled nearly 14 tonnes of rags!
We recycled over 120 trees worth of paper.
In the last three months of 2013 we recycled over 100 mobile phones.
We have received foreign currency from over a quarter of all the world’s countries including:
Australia; USA; Norway; Kenya; Canada; Croatia; Malaysia; Hong Kong; Turkey; Jamaica; Costa Rica; India; Swaziland; Czech Republic; China; Barbados; Singapore; Philippines; United Arab Emirates; Cyprus; Malawi; Poland; Latvia; New Zealand; South Africa; Hungary; Belgium; France; Spain; Portugal; Italy; Greece; Jordan; Switzerland; Israel; Mexico; Netherlands; Austria; Malta; Sweden; Chile; Lithuania;
Every year we recycle over 80 huge boxes of printer cartridges.
Over the last four years we have raised over £800 by recycling donated stamps!
So if you have any old mobile phones, scrap paper, foreign money, paper, printer cartridges, even gold – help us to recycle and drop them off at any of or charity shops or at the Fundraising office. Don’t forget – every donation to our charity shops also counts as recycling!
Author: Jacinta Warwick