Have a spring clear-out and help Ark

Spring has finally sprung, so this is a great time to have a spring clear-out of your wardrobe and help Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

If you have a bit of spare time over the Easter break or coming weeks, why not fill up a bag or two with clothes or shoes you no longer want and take them to an Ark Bag It Up recycling bank.

It's been just over 18 months since Ark became a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies.

Ark is proud to be among BIU’s charity partners to benefit from a percentage of the proceeds when residents, businesses and community groups recycle their unwanted clothing, shoes and household linens at Ark-branded BIU recycling locations in Hampshire – and so far nearly £45,000 has been raised for the charity. 

Ark Cancer Centre Charity branding is displayed on BIU recycling banks at more than 50 locations in the Hampshire area, most of them in and around Basingstoke and Deane.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: "We are grateful to everyone who has recycled items in the charity's branded banks, and also to the many organisations which are hosting banks bearing our branding – it is a great show of support on both counts.

"The partnership with BIU is delivering a real boost to the ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the charity, and has resulted in a welcome and regular income stream which will contribute towards the creation of the much-needed unique local cancer treatment centre." 

You can find your nearest Ark-branded BIU recycling bank by checking out the location map at https://biugroup.co.uk/banklocator/