Beds Fire and Rescue service appeal for unwanted clothes

Appeal for unwanted clothes
Appeal for unwanted clothes
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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public to take any unwanted clothes to a fire station to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Every fire station in Bedfordshire is taking part in the campaign, and people can drop off their clothes, shoes and handbags, at any of them.

Group commander Andy Peckham, BFRS representative for The Fire Fighters Charity, said: “If anyone has any old or unwanted clothes, shoes or handbags they do not want, now would be a great time to donate.

“It doesn’t matter what state the clothing is in as it will all be graded and recycled.

“Just bring it down and drop it off at the local fire station, or pop it into one of the big yellow recycling banks, which can be found at most of our premises.”

The charity runs three national rehabilitation centres, which help to get injured firefighters back to work, it also supports serving and retired firefighters.

The charity receives £200 for every tonne gathered.