Dear Parent / Guardian
We are pleased to announce that the school PTFA has organised a textile collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds for new ipads.
Bag2School are the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £20 million.
As well as raising vitally needed funds for our 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 1,081,000 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 the bag provided(which will be in your child’s book bag) – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys. Please note bedding, curtains, and household linen cannot be accepted (refer to www.bag2school.com for details). In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
If you fill the donation bag and still have more then you can use any other bags 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 Monday 18th April to Thursday 21st April ready for collection on Friday 22nd April. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the Horsebox which will be parked in the village square.
If you need to bring your bags in before, please give them to Kyla Townsend and she can store them, as the school has no space.
Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.