FRIENDS OF WELFORD SCHOOL (“FOWS”)
FOWS have teamed up with UK Textile Recycling to provide a recycling service for the benefit of the school and the local community.
The school has a blue clothing bank located on the playing field adjacent to Sunflowers Nursery. Donations of clothing/textiles can be made and the school is paid per tonne of textiles collected. This has the benefit of encouraging recycling and re-use whilst also raising money for the school.
UK Textile Recycling is a family run business based in Northamptonshire with over 15 years’ experience of recycling textiles and clothing.
The following items can be donated:
- Adult and children’s clothing
- Shoes and trainers (in pairs only)
- Handbags and belts
- Sheets, curtains and towels
All items should be clean, and placed in a plastic carrier bag in the clothing bank. Once collected the items are sorted. Good quality clothing is exported for use in under-developed countries. Unwearable items are recycled into household products such as car insulation, furniture padding and artists’ painting paper. Absorbent materials, such as cotton and linen, are cut into industrial wiping rags, and other materials, such as wool, are either shredded and made into felt, or pulled to make new yarn.
Further information can be found on the UK Textile Recycling website, www.uktextilerecycling.co.uk
We hope the all local residents will make use of this facility and help us to continue to raise much needed funds for our village school.
The FOWS Team