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airambulancetextilebankThe recycling of textiles is the second largest single source of income for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, and throughout the year they work with recycling partner, Bag It Up Ltd., urging people to collect any unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles and donate them to a good cause. 

If you received a Christmas jumper that you won’t be wearing again, or another pair of festive socks, the charity are appealing to you to bag them up and take them along to one of the yellow textile banks across the Island.  Or if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to de-clutter and you find that you have piles of unwanted or outgrown clothing, remember that the HIOWAA can recycle them and convert them into money for your Air Ambulance.  The charity can even make use of old worn-out shoes and garments which are damaged.

John Perry, Chief Executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance said:

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“The majority of the textile donations we receive at this time of year have come from wardrobe clear-outs.  With clothing banks at recycling sites across our region, there are plenty of places for people to take last season’s garments and put them to a worthwhile cause.’    A list the location of our recycling banks can be found on the Bag It Up Ltd website: www.biugroup.co.uk or by clicking here.”

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