Dear Parent / Guardian
We are pleased to announce that the PTSA have organised a textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for our projects within the school.
Bag2School are the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £20 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 the following good quality items for RE-USE:
- Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
- Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
- Scarves and ties
- Soft toys
- Household linen
- Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
We DO NOT accept:
- Duvets and blankets
- Pillows and cushions
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
- School uniforms with and without logo
- Corporate clothing and workwear
- Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
(refer to www.bag2school.com for details). In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and re-use.
Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12/13 will be given bags to bring home. You can also use any sort of bag to donate your items, black refuse sack, swing bin liner or even a supermarket carrier bag! and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends, work colleagues and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
Bag2School will be collecting from our school on Thursday 19th April 2018. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the main steps by 9 am and help us have a really good collection.
Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.