ONE person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure – and a charity is hoping for plenty of treasures from Mail readers.
Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for organizations to join their recycling appeal that will turn old mobile phones and used printer cartridges into much-needed funds. The charity’s regional fundraising manager Liz Airey (pictured) said: “The recycling scheme is an easy way to raise money for Macmillan.”
She said the scheme would not incur any costs for companies and involves very little time to support. “Each mobile phone is worth an average of £3.60 and each printer cartridge an average of 60p, and it will all add up to help the charity.
“Lots of offices throw away their inkjet and toner cartridges. Why not sign up to be a part of our recycling scheme and donate them instead? You’ll be helping our valuable work, and you will be helping the environment at the same time.
“It is simple to be a part of the initiative and really takes no time to be involved.”
Liz added: “Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face but you don’t have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way, from the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment to the campaigners improving cancer care.”
The money raised will help people who receive a cancer diagnosis, and their families. Macmillan rely on donations for 96 per cent of its income.
For more information, contact Liz on 07801 307040.