Help us recycle and raise funds for
Cash for Clobber Collection
Wednesday 18th November
This year we are again taking part in the Cash for Clobber Competition as we continue our work on the Eco-Schools Program. The Cash for Clobber scheme is aimed at raising awareness of textile recycling among children and to show how essential it is for everyone in the ‘developed world’ to reduce, reuse and recycle and is also a great way of raising funds for our school. Schools which collect the most textiles per pupil are in with a chance to win the annual ‘Cash for Clobber’ competition with fantastic prizes of up to £1,000 for schools who collect the most clobber.
Our next collection is on Wednesday 18th November. Arrangements are a little different this year and we would ask that bags of clean, unwanted textiles are brought to school on Wednesday at drop off time and passed ‘over the wall’ to staff for storage in our Car Park until collection time. Please observe social distancing guidelines.
Cookstown Textile Recyclers, one of the Eco-school program partners, who will sort and recycle. Low grade material is used for industrial wipers and fillings, good quality clothes are re-used in the developing world.
Why not have a autumn clear out of old and unwanted items? Please encourage family and friends to donate their unwanted textiles too.
What can you put in the bag??
- All types of clothing (even with holes or broken zips)
- Bags and shoes (please tie shoes together with laces)
- Hats and belts
- Towels and curtains
- Bed linen (sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers)
- Remember NO QUILTS OR PILLOWS and ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN..
Many thanks for your continued support.
St. Colum’s Eco-Committee