Help your local fire crew become recycling champions by donating unwanted clothes
PUBLISHED: 11:39 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 08 January 2018
If you began the new year with a clear out then your local fire station could be the perfect place to send your unwanted clothes.
Fire crews locally are joining a national Bag it and Bank it�recycling championships where stations compete with each other to collect the most textile donations in their yellow charity bin throughout January.
The plea for old clothing is among a host of fund raising events organised throughout the year by The Fire Fighters Charity.
Martin Ockenden, station commander and charity coordinator, said: �”The Fire Fighters Charity does fantastic work, so if you�re having a clear out in the New Year or have any unwanted clothes, please drop them off at one of our fire stations� textile banks.
“We’ve done brilliantly in previous years, and we�re hoping to do even better this year!”�
This year is the charity’s 75th anniversary and fire fighters have set themselves a massive �£75,000 target.
The charity helps staff, whether they are injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis.
• Donations of adult and children’s clothing, socks and underwear, coats, paired shoes, handbags and linen are all welcomed.