Char­ity rolls out cloth­ing re­cy­cling bins across TRNC

Cyprus Today - - NEWS - By YASEMIN GÜLPINAR

BINS for do­na­tions of used cloth­ing that can be sold or re­cy­cled in aid of the Help Those With Can­cer As­so­ci­a­tion (Tulips) are be­ing lo­cated across the TRNC, with the lat­est one now out­side the Le­fkoşa Kıbrıs Me­dia Group of­fices of Cyprus To­day.

The char­ity cur­rently has 34 such bins dot­ted around the coun­try, mainly in Girne, Gaz­i­mağusa and Le­fkoşa, but plans to even­tu­ally have 150.

Do­nated clothes placed in the bins are sorted, with those of good qual­ity go­ing for sale at Tulips shops in Al­san­cak, Le­fkoşa and Ak­doğan and at the Satur­day Lam­bousa mar­ket stall, while those in bad con­di­tion are sold by the kilo for re­cy­cling.

Tulips’ found­ing chair­man Raziye Ko­cais­mail said: “Not ev­ery­one might have cash to do­nate to can­cer pa­tients but ev­ery­one has some­thing they can do­nate for sale or re­cy­cling and we have seen that peo­ple want to help us in any way they can.”

Mean­while, do­na­tions of good con­di­tion clothes are also be­ing wel­comed by Al­san­cak shop man­agers Rachael and Trevor Lyes, who achieved record sales in June, rais­ing 31,000TL for the char­ity. Do­na­tions can be made at the shop or to the do­na­tion bin at the Nül­ten Oral beauty sa­lon in the cen­tre of the vil­lage.

The re­cy­cling bin out­side the Kıbrıs Me­dia Group of­fices in Le­fkoşa

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