Your recycling support makes huge difference

A THOUSAND thanks – in fact, make that 16,000 thanks!

Over the last two months, your wonderful support in recycling unloved clothes, shoes and textiles in Ark's 59-branded recycling banks in and around Basingstoke has added up to a £16,000 boost to the charity.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: "Thank you so much to our wonderful supporters who have kept recycling clothes, shoes and textiles in our banks during lockdown. This has made a massive difference to the charity and its campaign to help cancer patients and their loved ones.

"Like all charities, Ark has had to cancel its planned events for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This has left a massive hole in our fundraising plans, and this means that the money we receive from BIU Group through the recycling campaign is more important than ever.

"Thank you so much to everyone who has recycled items, and we are grateful to our bank hosts and to the BIU Group team for keeping collections open and going during lockdown.

"Please keep putting items in our banks – it really makes a big difference to Ark's fundraising campaign."

Ark is delighted to have been a charity partner with BIU Group since – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies – since 2016.

Ark branding is proudly displayed on BIU recycling banks at more than 50 locations in the Hampshire area and so far, thanks to your generous support, more than £130,000 has been raised from items donated into our recycling banks.

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

To find your nearest bank, visit www.biugroup.co.uk, type in your postcode, and you will find a list of banks to drop off your recycling – and you can see a map of the sites here

Are you a business, supermarket or council with a recycling site? We are always looking for more sites to place our textile banks. If you would consider hosting a bank, please call us on 07885 378582 or email: mark.jones@arkcancercharity.org.uk