The recycling of textiles is the second largest single source of income for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA), and throughout the year the charity works with recycling partner, Bag It Up Ltd, urging people to collect any unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles and donate them to a good cause.
So if you received a Christmas jumper that you won’t be wearing again, or another pair of festive socks, HIOWAA is asking you to bag them up and take them along to one of their yellow textile recycling banks, which can be found throughout the county. Or if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to de-clutter, and you find that you have piles of unwanted or outgrown clothing, they can be recycled and converted in to money for your Air Ambulance. Even worn-out shoes and garments which are damaged can be put to good use.
HIOWAA Chief Executive Alex Lochrane commented ‘The majority of the textile donations we receive at this time of year have come from wardrobe clear-outs. With clothing banks at recycling sites across our region, there are plenty of places for people to take last season’s garments and put them to a worthwhile cause.’
A list the location of HIOWAA recycling banks can be found on the Bag It Up Ltd website: www.biugroup.co.uk or by clicking here.