FIREFIGHTERS are encouraging people to recycle unwanted clothes and donate them to fire stations.
The Fire Fighters Charity, which is the only official organisation that supports injured firefighters and their families in their time of need, is running a national competition for fire stations to collect as much unwanted clothing and textiles during January as possible.
For every tonne gathered at the recycling banks, the charity receives £220.
Among the recycling clothing banks locally at fire stations are Cosham, Southsea, Fareham, Gosport, Wickham, Bognor and Selsey.
Firefighter Ian Sinfield, the representative for the charity in West Sussex, said: ‘If you are thinking of having a bit of a post-Christmas clear-out, or you are updating your wardrobe, then please consider supporting your local firefighters by recycling your unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles in one of our big yellow collection banks.
‘The Fire Fighters Charity gives amazing support to injured personnel.’