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airambulancebradingThe Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are trying to increase the amount of clothing donations they receive by putting new textiles banks around the county.

There is always a need for new locations for the yellow textile banks that provide Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance with such a great way of raising money through people’s unwanted textiles.  It could be a pub or Supermarket car park, or another place where it would be easily accessible for members of the public to put their unwanted items. If you have or know of a suitable site for one of these banks, please get in touch with the charity office.

The charity works with recycling partner ‘Bag It Up’ to collect unwanted shoes and textiles and then converts them into money for Your Air Ambulance. They can even make use of old worn-out shoes and garments which are damaged. Simply bag them up and then put them in the charity’s yellow textile banks across the county.

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John Perry, Chief Executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance said: “Having more of the textile banks in the area means we will inevitably be able to raise more money for the Air Ambulance through this brilliant scheme. Our banks get filled up quite quickly so more of them around the county means we will ensure that we receive a larger quantity of textiles. ”

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance relies solely on the generosity of the public to maintain its service. The Air Ambulance requires a massive £125,000 each month which is why the kindness of people’s donations really makes a big difference and helps to keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.

 You can contact the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance on 02380 333 377

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