Clear out your closets and help our charity

We are delighted to be a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

Ark Cancer Centre Charity branding is now proudly displayed on BIU recycling banks at  50 locations in the Hampshire area and so far, thanks to your generous support, a whopping £80,000 has been raised from items donated into our recycling banks.

Our charity recycling banks can be found at accesible locations including supermarkets and convenience stores, car parks, retail parks, leisure centres and public houses.

However, sadly in August 2019, Tesco has decided not to support independent Charity Clothing banks and therefore we will no longer have our banks on their sites.  This is very sad and detrimental to many smaller charities, who rely on the income provided from these sites.  They have chosen to go into partnership with two large charities and divide the proceeds between them.  Sadly the smaller charities such as ourselves will lose out.

You still can donate  your old clothing items should you wish to support Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal can help the fundraising campaign by having a clear out and putting your clothes, shoes and textiles in the recycling banks that bear the charity’s branding. These are dotted around the county.

To find your nearest bank, visit our recycling partners’website:, type in your postcode, and you will find a list of banks to drop off your recycling.

Are you a business, supermarket or council with a recycling site? We are always looking for good sites to place our textile banks. If you would consider hosting a bank, please call us on 01256 360419 or email: