Recycling drive to help injured West Sussex firefighters

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RECYCLING clothes in West Sussex can help raise money for injured firefighters.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging people to donate their unwanted clothing to bring in funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Teaming up with local recycling company LMB, the service has placed the charity’s bright yellow recycling clothing banks across a number of its stations.

Local crews are now urging residents to support the scheme by recycling their unwanted clothing, linen, handbags and shoes. Telephone numbers for advice on fire safety checks are also printed on the side of the bins.

Head of protection for the service, Andy Tonks, said: ‘We hope that by locating the banks outside our fire stations it will encourage residents, when they are having a bit of a clear-out, to think about supporting firefighters by recycling their unwanted clothes as well, of course, as doing their bit for the environment.

‘It’s also a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of the free home fire safety check service we offer so we can continue to help make our local communities safer.’

For more information about the charity visit firefighterscharity.org.uk.