Posted on Friday, June 29 2012 at 8am
As you probably know, we are currently running the Refuge ‘Bears & Squares’ campaign, asking you to knit teddy bears and blankets to provide children in shelters with some comfort.
Refuge are also running a separate campaign to raise vital funds for their shelters.
If you have an unwanted mobile phone lying around the house, or you use a printer and have empty printer cartridges, you can recycle them for Refuge and help the charity to raise much-needed funds.
For every phone or inkjet cartridge that is recycled and reused, Refuge can raise anything from £1 to £150 - money that could really help families experiencing domestic violence.
To find out more, and to request freepost envelopes in which to send in your items, please visit Refuge's 'Donate Your Mobile Phone' page or call 020 7395 7713. Alternatively, you can email Jessica_madeley@refuge.org.uk.
Why not get your workplace involved, too? Refuge’s recycling partner Each One Counts can provide freepost recycling bags, promotional posters, and recycling bins for your office. All delivered, collected and replaced completely free of charge.
Refuge’s mobile phone recycling scheme really does make a difference: since 2005 the scheme has raised more than £16,000 – this could pay for more than 90 children to receive a programme of 12 sessions of counselling from a Refuge psychologist, helping them to overcome the trauma of witnessing or experiencing abuse.