18th June 2019
Dear Parent and Carers,
We are pleased to announce that Harrington Hill Primary School has organised a clothes and shoe collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for the school.
Bag2School is the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 it has now paid out over £27 million.
As well as raising vitally needed funds for Harrington Hill Primary 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 350,000 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, handbags and soft toys (please refer to http://uk.bag2school.com/ for full details). In addition to raising much needed funds, it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reusing.
Bag2School will be collecting from Harrington Hill on Tuesday 2nd July at 9am. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the designated area near the bike rack or before this date and help us have a really good collection.
Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.
Community, Partnerships and Outreach Officer
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