Help fire service by donating clothes to appeal
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.