Dear Parent / Guardian
We are pleased to announce that Queen’s Park Infant Academy has organised a clothes & shoe collection with Bag2School in order to raise funds to complete our outdoor classroom.
Bag2School is the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 it has now paid out over £36 million.
As well as raising vitally needed funds for our school it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that textile collection schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste. However it is a fact that as a nation we still send 350,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys, (please refer to http://uk.bag2school.com/ for full details). In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
You can use any bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
Bag2School will be collecting from our school on Friday 24th November. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to the school’s studio on the morning of Wednesday22nd or Thursday 23rd November, and help us have a really good collection.
Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.