Help us recycle and raise funds for our school!
Cash for Clobber Collection
Wednesday 25th September
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.
In the past 3years our collections have raised £1708 for our school and recycled 4270kg of textiles. Fantastic effort everyone! We have used the money raised to purchase new sports equipment and gardening items from our Wish List which benefits all the pupils in our school.
Our next collection is on Wednesday 25th September at 11am. Bags of clean, unwanted textiles may be left in the school assembly hall for collection by 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 post-summer 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??
Many thanks for your continued support.
St. Colum’s Eco-Committee