Bags to School
We are pleased to announce that Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School has organised a clothes & shoe collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds to replace the laptops and ipads for the children.
Bag2School is the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 it has now paid out over £36 million.
For more about Bags2School please see their website at https://bag2school.com
As well as raising vitally needed funds for Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School, it also helps the environment by helping to divert 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. However it is a fact that as a nation we still send 350,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in a black bag (or similar) – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys, (please refer to http://uk.bag2school.com/ for full details). In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
You can use black bags or any other suitable plastic bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
Bag2School will be collecting from Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School on Wednesday 8th July. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the foyer and help us have a really good collection. You can start bringing the bags anytime from now as they will be stored securely in the hall until they are collected on the 8th July.
Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.