Your unwanted clothes can now support firefighters

In news from the The Fire Fighters Charity, we can now give our support to firefighters across the UK by recycling our clothes at fire stations.

In a recent drive, bins are being installed at more fire stations nationwide. The most local bins in our area are currently located at Southall, Slough, Chesham and Beaconsfield fire stations.

The charity, which supports serving and retired firefighters and their families, raises more than £500,000 a year from its textiles recycling scheme.

The bins can be used for donations of adult and children’s clothing, socks, coats, underwear, pairs of shoes, handbags and linen. They do not accept bric-a-brac, plastic, toys or electrical items.

The donated items are collected by recycling partners and the clothing is re-used, often sent to under-developed countries, and unwearable textiles are recycled.

Terry Gooding, who is also the London Fire Brigade’s representative for the charity, told HAREFIELD RADIO: “We are delighted to be able to have these textile bins installed at so many of our stations.

It’s useful for our staff to have easy access to the bins and members of the public will also be welcome to drop their unwanted textiles off as well.

As well as diverting unwanted clothes away from landfill and decreasing people’s carbon footprint – the donations will also raise money for a cause which is close to the hearts of most firefighters and their families.”

For further details, visit The Fire Fighters Charity website by clicking here.