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Cupboard tidying will help hospice

Residents are being asked to empty their cupboards in an aim to help Bury Hospice.

An appeal has been launched for unwanted items that can be recycled on behalf of the hospice.

The project is being run by company Used4Cash Ltd, which is looking for DVDs, compact discs and computer games.

The company, based in Wood Street, will donate cash to the hospice for every bag of items it collects.

Managing director Adrian Gowing explained: “We had a vision of helping community projects generate much-needed funds by recycling unused household items into cash. The first pilot was launched and, after just eight weeks, Used4Cash generated £11,000 for local community projects.

“We are now involved with, and generate much-needed cash for, charities, football clubs, netball teams and fundraising initiatives as well as all aspects of personal sponsorship.”

Claire Warner, fundraising manager for the hospice, said: “We hope the people of Bury will dig deep in their cupboards and lofts and use their unused, unwanted CDs, DVDs and games to help raise crucial funds for Bury Hospice.”

Fundraising packs are being handed out to households, businesses, schools and groups. Items are placed inside sacks provided by the firm. The items are then reconditioned and resold on the internet.

It costs £1.8 million to run Bury Hospice for one year. The hospice receives less then 16% of this money from the NHS and relies on the generosity and fundraising of the public, support groups, societies and clubs, nurseries, schools and colleges, companies and grant making trusts.

 

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