Help fire ser­vice by do­nat­ing clothes to ap­peal

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Thorntononthursday -

Peo­ple in the Peter­bor­ough area are be­ing urged to do­nate un­wanted clothes in a bid to help the Cam­bridgeshire Fire Ser­vice.

Fire­fight­ers across the county are call­ing on the pub­lic to do­na­te­un­want­ed­cloth­ing and tex­tiles at re­cy­cling banks in lo­cal fire sta­tions.

Twenty- two sta­tions in the county are com­pet­ing to col­lect as much un­wanted cloth­ing as pos­si­ble dur­ing Jan­uary toraise­funds­forTheFireFighters Char­ity.

The teams are all hop­ing to be crowned top of the char­ity’s UK­tex­tile re­cy­cling league, whichisa­na­tion­al­com­pe­ti­tion among fire sta­tions based on the quan­tity of tex­tiles col­lected through­out Jan­uary.

For ev­ery tonne gath­ered at the re­cy­cling banks, The Fire Fight­ers Char­ity re­ceives £ 220, and since April last year thescheme­has­raised£ 250,000 na­tion­wide.

Kevin Biles, from the char­ity, said: “If the peo­ple of Cam­bridgeshire could take a look in their wardrobes and see if they have any clothes, shoes or hand­bags they don’t want, now would­bea­great­timetodonate.

“It doesn’t mat­ter­what­state the cloth­ing is in as it will all be re­cy­cled.

“This is a great scheme be­cause it is of no­cost to the char­ity an­de­v­erypen­nyraised­from gen­er­ous­do­na­tions­bythep­ub­lic goes to­wards the valu­able work we do, in­clud­ing to sup­port our three re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tres.”

The­fol­low­ingsta­tion­sinthe Peter­bor­ough and sur­round­ing area have re­cy­cling banks to col­lect cloth­ing, fab­rics, and shoes: Chat­teris, Dogsthorpe, Huntingdon, Manea, March, Ram­sey, Stan­ground, Whit­tle­sey, Wis­bech and Yax­ley.

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