Help your local fire crew become recycling champions by donating unwanted clothes

PUBLISHED: 11:39 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 08 January 2018

Bag up your unwanted clothing and take to a Cambridgeshire fire station for charity

Bag up your unwanted clothing and take to a Cambridgeshire fire station for charity

Archant

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.

Your nearest textile bank is here.

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