We currently have a textile bank provided by Astra Recycling Ltd in order to raise funds for our school and we are looking to increase donations.

It is located outside the KS2 classrooms and any donations can be dropped off when you drop your child to school or collect them in the afternoon. You can use any bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!

Items to donate can include; unwanted adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes, hats, belts, bags and soft toys. We will receive £200 per tonne which will be a great boost for our fundraising and it will raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.

As well as raising funds for our school, it also helps the environment by diverting unwanted textiles away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that textile collection schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste but as a nation we still send 1,000,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.

Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.