Air Ambulance needs your textiles

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance relies totally on the generosity of the public to maintain its service.

One of the most important sources of income for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance charity is its recycling scheme, run by recycling partner Bag It Up Ltd.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has over 300 bright yellow recycling banks around the county, where donors can place their unwanted clothes, shoes, bras, curtains, bedding and any other textiles they no longer need.

For the location of the nearest of these banks to you, please see the Bag it Up Website.

John Perry, CEO of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance said, “Our textile recycling scheme is enormously important to the charity as it brings in over £30,000 of charity funds each month. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance receives no government of statutory funding for operational purposes, and the only help we do receive is through secondment of our paramedics from our key partner, South Central Ambulance Service, which is the NHS ambulance service covering Hampshire.

“Textile recycling is a way that donors can continue to support their Air Ambulance, even during these difficult economic times, without it costing them money. We are extremely grateful to all our textile donors for their on-going support for the charity.”

Donations of textiles should be placed in the recycling banks in bags, and for very large amounts of textiles, we can arrange for collection from your home.

Please call our charity office on 02380 333377.

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Tuesday, 11th September, 2012 10:49am

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