Warm feeling as people donate £2.5k of clothes and goods

First published in This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

Three Elmbridge charities will receive a share of £2,500 thanks to people donating their unwanted items.

Elmbridge Council’s clothes+ collection services awarded the money to Oasis Children’s Charity, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices and Walsingham Care on Monday, January 13.

Last year, residents offered up their unwanted clothes and book to the collection service, which were then given to the British Heart Foundation to sell in its shops and the money saved on disposal costs handed to three nominated charities.

The collection service will begin again on January 20, and small electrical items such as kettles, toasters, irons and radios in working order now added to the list of items which can be donated.

Councillor Glenn Dearlove, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “Recycling in Elmbridge leads the way with innovative ways to recycle and benefit our local community where possible. The clothes+ scheme helps everyone and I hope residents will support these great charities by using it.”

For more information on the service, visit elmbridge.gov.uk/clothes.

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