Out with the old, in with the new

HELLO 2019 – and Ark Cancer Centre Charity is hoping that supporters will carry the spirit of out with the old, in with the new into this last year of the decade to help the £5million fundraising campaign reach another milestone.

Ark is urging local people to make a resolution to recycle unwanted clothes and shoes in January in one of the charity's many branded recycling banks that are dotted in and around the Basingstoke area.

Ark is proud to be a charity partner with Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) – one of the UK’s leading clothing and textile recycling companies – and benefits 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.

In less than two-and-a-half years, an awesome £70,000 has been raised for the charity - and it would be great if 2019 is the year that you help us reach the £100,000 milestone. 

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. 

"January is the month to make new resolutions and we hope many people will take this opportunity to have a winter clean-out and recycle unwanted clothes and shoes in the banks that carry Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s branding.”

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