Our January Bag it and Bank it Recycling Championship has achieved record-breaking success this year, as our amazing supporters, fire stations and members of the public have helped us soar past our target of £80,000 – and we couldn’t be more grateful.
We’ve seen more than 380 tonnes of unwanted clothing dropped off at our clothing banks outside 928 fire stations – across 44 fire and rescue services – not only helping to divert it away from landfill, but also helping us to continue to be there for our fire services community when they need us most.
January 2022 Grand Total
You’ve helped to donate 386 tonnes of unwanted clothes in January, raising a record-breaking £84,927 for our Charity. That’s more than £10,000 over the total raised in 2020 – an incredible achievement!
We had twice as many fire stations collecting over a tonne of clothing this year – 58 stations altogether, compared to 27 in 2020 when we last ran the competition.
Bag it and Bank it Recycling Champions 2022:
Chatteris Fire Station in Cambridgeshire has taken a much-deserved first place this year – both in England and UK-wide – with 4.7 tonnes of clothing collected, generating an income of £1,040
New Inn Fire Station in South Wales took first place in Wales, with 2 tonnes of clothing collected, generating an income of £446.
Lanark Fire Station in South Lanarkshire took first place in Scotland, having collected an amazing 1.8 tonnes of clothing and generating an income of £392.
Each of the winning stations will receive the coveted ‘Rag’ Trophy and hamper full of tasty treats. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who generously donated their clothes alongside them!
Top 20 fire stations:
Here we’ve listed the top 20 fire stations from across the UK:
|Station||Fire & Rescue Service||Weight donated|
|1. Chatteris Fire Station||Cambridgeshire FRS||4,725kg|
|2. Egremont Fire Station||Cumbria FRS||3,996kg|
|3. Raunds Fire Station||Northamptonshire FRS||2,830kg|
|4. Beaconsfield Fire Station||Buckinghamshire FRS||2,530kg|
|5. Lowestoft North Fire Station||Suffolk FRS||2,345kg|
|6. Oundle Fire Station||Northamptonshire FRS||2,340kg|
|7. Swindon Fire Station||Dorset & Wiltshire FRS||2,319kg|
|8. Sandwich Fire Station||Kent FRS||2,044kg|
|9. New Inn Fire Station||South Wales FRS||2,025kg|
|10. Bidford On Avon Fire Station||Warwickshire FRS||1,940kg|
|11. Cottenham Fire Station||Cambridgeshire FRS||1,915kg|
|12. Kingswood Fire Station||Avon FRS||1,839kg|
|13. Lanark Fire Station||Scottish FRS||1,780kg|
|14. Cwmbran Fire Station||South Wales FRS||1,690kg|
|15. Bishopbriggs Fire Station||Scottish FRS||1,680kg|
|16. Polesworth Fire Station||Warwickshire FRS||1,670kg|
|17. Aberbargoed Fire Station||South Wales FRS||1,665kg|
|18. Kilsyth Fire Station||Scottish FRS||1,655kg|
|19. Princes Risborough Fire Station||Buckinghamshire FRS||1,610kg|
|20. Newport Pagnell Fire Station||Buckinghamshire FRS||1,510kg|
Every pound you raised through our January Bag it and Bank it Recycling Championship will help us continue to be there for our entire fire services community, throughout their lives, so thank you so much for your generosity – we’re so thankful.Our incredible supporters have helped raise a record-breaking £85,000 in our Bag it and Bank it campaign – a huge thank you to all of you!
Here are just some of the stations and services that helped us achieve this incredible total:
— Dawn Whittaker (She/her) 🚒 (@CFOESFRS) January 9, 2022
Looking to get rid of unwanted clothes? 👖👕 Recycle them with @firefighters999
Since collections began in 2014, Essex residents have donated 374 tonnes of clothing raising £74,752 👏
— Essex Fire Service (@ECFRS) December 29, 2021
Can you help @firefighters999 ? 🤞
This Janauary the team at FF Charity are running their 'Bag it & Bank it' campaign. 👏
— Roberts Recycling Ltd – Recycle4School (@RobertsRecycle) January 10, 2022
— Tisbury Fire Station (@DWFRSTisbury) December 29, 2021
Having a clear out for fresh start in 2022?
Don't forget some of our fire stations have clothing banks which you can use to donate unwanted items to support the @firefighters999 charity.
— Dorset&Wiltshire FRS (@DWFireRescue) December 29, 2021
Our amazing fire cadets at #leightonbuzzard have collected an impressive 324.1kg of clothes for the bag it and bank it campaign for @firefighters999 over the last month. A huge well done to them ♻️🎉. pic.twitter.com/uocNWXUcIY
— Liam Smith (@FF_LiamSmith) January 28, 2022
♻️ Bag it and Bank it starts today! ♻️
Our recycling campaign is returning this January, encouraging fire stations to collect as much clothing and shoes as they possibly can and raise much-needed funds for our Charity.
— The Fire Fighters Charity (@firefighters999) January 1, 2022
New clothes for Christmas? 👕👖👔👗
Need to make room for them?
Recycle your old clothes using one of our @firefighters999 clothing banks! ♻
— Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (@cambsfrs) January 9, 2022
Having a clear out this weekend? Donate your unwanted clothing to our January #recycling competition! ♻️
Find your closest recycling bank > https://t.co/lzsElklpFL
And keep sharing your photos with us (like Peter Davies here) so we can encourage more people to get involved. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/PRveTVJWhB
— The Fire Fighters Charity (@firefighters999) January 21, 2022