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RECYCLING old mobile phones has raised hundreds of pounds in aid of a Fareham charity.

Staff at Apollo Fire Detectors donated 50 obsolete mobile phones to company ShP Solutions, which made a donation of £500 to the Rainbow Centre.

The Rainbow Centre, in Fareham, supports children with cerebral palsy and adults suffering from a stroke, MS, head injuries or Parkinson’s.

Apollo, which has its head office in Havant, has worked with The Rainbow Centre in the past, so was keen to help when the charity said it was desperately in need of funds.

Chris Lobo, IT manager at Apollo, said: ‘This was a great way of ensuring our mobile phones were disposed of responsibly while raising much-needed funds for The Rainbow Centre.’

Lara Bull, from The Rainbow Centre, said: ‘We are very grateful to Apollo Fire Detectors for this donation as we are always looking to raise funds to keep the centre going and this £500 will certainly help us to support our families.’