Thank you to everyone who donated clothing to our textile recycling banks in January. Clothing has been collected and weighed from 755 fire stations across the UK and the Champions from England, Wales and Scotland are…

Bag it and Bank it Recycling Champions

England

Egremont Fire Station in Cumbria 11,334 kg

Wales

Treharris Fire Station in South Wales: 760 kg

Scotland

Bishopbriggs Fire Station in Strathclyde: 730 kg

Each of the winning stations will receive the converted ‘Rag’ Trophy and hamper full of tasty treats.

January 2018 Grand Total

The total amount collected was a massive 269 tonnes which raised £56,728 for our Charity.

We didn’t reach our very ambitious target to generate £75,000 in January alone, however this was still an incredible total which was over £10,000 (24%) more than last year. Thank you to everyone who supported us!

Bag it and Bank it Recycling Championship Top 10

England Wales Scotland
1. Egremont Fire Station 1. Treharris Fire Station 1. Bishopbriggs Fire Station
2. Oundle Fire Station 2. Flint Fire Station 2. Broxburn Fire Station
3.Chatteris Fire Station 3. Abertillery Fire Station 3. Carnoustie Fire Station
4. Bingham Fire Station 4. Pwllheli Fire Station 4. Insch Fire Station
5. Bidford On Avon Fire Station 5. Welshpool Fire Station 5. West Linton Fire Station
6. Bedford Fire Station 6. Prestatyn Fire Station 6. Elgin Fire Station
7. Ross-on-Wye Fire Station 7. Neath Fire Station 7. Forres Fire Station
8. Driffield Fire Station 8. Llanberis Fire Station 8. Johnstone Fire Station
9. West Denton Fire Station 9. Blaenavon Fire Station 9. Lanark Fire Station
10. Illingworth Fire Station 10. Llanelli Fire Station 10. South Queensferry Fire Station

 

Honorable mention

Sometimes it’s not possible to place a permanent textile recycling bank outside a fire station but this didn’t stop Gerry Williscroft and the crew from Bingham taking part and raising money for the Charity. They put the word out to their local community and collected clothing at their station throughout January and achieved an amazing total of 1,680kg putting them in 4th place in England! An amazing effort by the crew and community.

Every penny you raised through our Bag it and Bank it Recycling Championship will help us to make a life-changing difference to those needing the support of the Charity from across the UK.

 

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