Textile bank in Hook helps raise over £70,000

Hart District Council has received confirmation that one of its textile banks in Hook has helped raise over £70,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

The textile bank based in Crossways Manor Park, off of Reading Road in Hook, has been receiving donations since 2016 which have contributed to the grand total. Since January 2019 over 600 bags of clothing have been received by the charity.

Speaking about the textile banks, Cllr Alan Oliver, Cabinet Member for Environment at Hart District Council, said: “This is great news. Bring bank sites offer additional facilities for when you need to recycle items which aren't collected from the kerbside. They are also great for helping charities and giving unwanted items a new home.

“My thanks to the local residents for using these banks, and I hope we can raise even more money for charities through our sites across the district.”

The Council is reminding residents that they should take every opportunity to recycle textiles and avoid putting it in their residual waste or dry mixed recycling, and that all textiles can be recycled and not just the good quality ones.

For more information about recycling centres and bring bank sites, please visit www.hart.gov.uk/recycling-waste

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