Bag it and bank it for The Fire Fighters Charity

Bag it and Bank it at Huntingdon Fire Station_January 2018

Fire stations across the county are urging residents to help raise money by donating old clothing.

This month The Fire Fighters Charity is holding its annual “Bag it and Bank it” recycling championship. Stations are competing with each other to collect the most textile donations in their yellow charity bin throughout the month of January.

This year marks charity's 75th anniversary, so they have set themselves a massive £75,000 target. To help them reach it the Service is asking Cambridgeshire residents to help to Bag it and Bank it, to recycle like you’ve never recycled before to support the campaign and help achieve their target.

Every penny raised through the January recycling challenge helps The Fire Fighters Charity to make a life-changing difference to those needing the support of the Charity from across the UK.

In 2016, five fire stations in Cambridgeshire ranked in the top 20 and this year we are hoping to do even better.

Station Commander Martin Ockenden, the Service's charity coordinator, said: “The Fire Fighters Charity does fantastic work for the firefighting community, 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 from Tuesday 2 January. We’ve done brilliantly in previous years, and we’re hoping to do even better this year!”

Donations of adult and children’s clothing, socks and underwear, coats, paired shoes, handbags and linen are all welcomed, and you can find out where your nearest textile bank is at https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/get-involved/recycle-your-textiles/recycling-banks/.

Find out more about the campaign at: https://www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/recycle