In January our Bag It and Bank It campaign returned for another year. But due to restrictions of the pandemic, we were unable to launch our annual recycling competition as planned. Instead, we asked all stations across the UK to work together as one fire family in a combined effort to promote our clothing banks and raise vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
You certainly rose to the challenge! We were overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who donated their unwanted clothing and made the campaign a success. In the month of January alone, we collected just over 360 tonnes of clothing, re-diverting it away from landfill, generating an amazing £41,245 for our Charity.
Nearly 900 fire stations recorded a collection, and with other community sites, we had over 1,000 collections recorded in January 2021. This is truly an incredible achievement due to the current circumstances, so we just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this campaign. As always, we’re so grateful for your continued dedication and support.
Take a look at some of the fire stations who took part below. And if you’d like to help the Charity by donating your unwanted clothing, find your local recycling bank on our website here.
Have you had a New Year clear out, or get new clothes for Christmas & need to make room for them? Donate your unwanted clothing to support our #BagItandBankIt recycling campaign and your local fire services community ♻located next to the precinct @Firefighters999
— Holmes Chapel Fire Station (@HChapelFS) January 27, 2021
If you've managed to have a clear out during lockdown👌 then be sure to visit one of the @firefighters999 charity banks which can be found at Consett, Crook, Durham, Headquarters Belmont, High Handenhold, Newton Aycliffe, Sedgefield, Stanhope & Wheatley Hill👍 Pic taken pre covid pic.twitter.com/nnUORuAhIZ
— County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service (@CDDFRS) January 28, 2021
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) January 22, 2021
We now have a #bagitandbankit textile bank to help raise money for the Firefighters Charity. You'll find this at the front of the fire station on Albert Road. You can recycle 🔄 clothes, linen, paired shoes and handbags to raise 💰💰💰 to help injured firefighters @firefightes999 pic.twitter.com/GB88mt0Kwx
— Bollington Fire Station (@BollingtonFS) January 28, 2021
Thinking of having a clear out?
We now have a #bagitandbankit textile bank to help raise money for the Firefighters Charity.
You can ♻️ clothes, linen, paired shoes and handbags to raise 💰💰💰 to help injured firefighters @firefightes999 pic.twitter.com/YVlmdUB6V0
— Frodsham Fire Station (@FrodshamFire) January 29, 2021