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Bags 2 School Collection

 

We are pleased to announce that the school has organised a textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds to update the toys at Birch Hill Pre-School.

Bag2Schoolare the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £15 million.

As well as raising vitally needed funds for our school, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that textile collection schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste. However it is a fact that as a nation we still send 1,081,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.

By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows). We will receive £500 per tonne or £0.50/kgwhich will be a great boost for our fundraising. In addition it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.

If you fill the donation bag and still have more then you can use any other bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!

Bag2Schoolwill be collecting from our school on 20TH May 2013. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to Birch Hill Pre-School and help us have a really good collection.

We have somewhere to store the bags once you have sorted through your things if it’s earlier than the date above so please bring them to the school and we can move from there.

Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.

Yours faithfully

Emma Moule

Fundraiser


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