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National Recycling Week – 24th – 30th September 2018

The Children’s Air Ambulance are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Recycling week and determined to help with its focus on reducing the use of plastic.

Recycling week, now in its 15th year is a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP. The aim of the week is to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home. There is no better way of recycling than through Reuse, turning a long forgotten item into a reusable item. By having a clear out and donating unwanted pre-loved items to our chain of 56 charity shops or through one of our 700 banks we can restore life to your no longer wanted items.

This year’s theme has a focus on plastics and how we can support the environment by reducing and re-using plastics and we are adamant to get everyone involved.

Here at The Children’s Air Ambulance, we will be encouraging everyone to donate their pre-loved items of clothing, shoes, handbags and household linen using their own bags as well as encouraging all of our customers to use re-usable bags for their shopping. We have launched a trial of the use of leaflets and stickers to replace single use donation bags within the Leicestershire area in a bid to reduce the number of donation bags which we post out on a daily basis. If this is a success we will roll it out across the country

Recycling has always been a huge part of our daily lives here at The Children’s Air Ambulance, and each year we team up with National Recycling week to promote the message of Reuse and Recycling. This year we would like to encourage you all to join us in supporting the initiative of saving plastic, whether that is you re-using your shopping bags or using one of your own bags to fill with donations to help us generate funds to keep our vital emergency healthcare service operating.

Join us and help us make a difference this year during Recycling week.

Recycle. We do. Because it matters.

With your support, we’ll be proud to see more little patients like these grow up.

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