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:


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