Isabel Hospice launches Tonnes of Care campaign in bid to save 25,000 tonnes from landfill and raise vital income to fund its life-changing care
Isabel Hospice has launched a five-year sustainability initiative to save 25,000 tonnes from landfill and raise vital income to fund its life-changing care.
The charity has announced its new campaign, Tonnes of Care, to coincide with Earth Day (Friday April 22) as it looks to turn people's unused and unwanted items into nursing hours.
One donated T-shirt, for example, could sell in one of its shops for £3 meaning one tonne of the garments would generate £2,143 - that would pay for more than 77 hours of nursing care.
Whether you are a conscientious consumer or a green-minded responsible business, Isabel Hospice hopes that Tonnes of Care will enable people to lessen their environmental impact and make a positive difference to the lives of people in their community.
"Tonnes of Care has been devised with the dual purpose of helping to reduce our environmental impact while generating the essential income we need to raise each and every year to fund our specialist care and support for those living with a long-term progressive illness, and their loved ones," said hospice chief executive Helen Glenister.
"Our 16 charity shops - and our eBay and Vinted stores - offer a sustainable and ethical option for people who wish to dispose of their unwanted clothes, books, electricals, and other household items. Selling these helps create a circular economy by providing pre-loved items to conscientious consumers and those who value quality products at reasonable prices.
"This all comes together to fund our work, turning your donations into valuable nursing hours for people who are facing the end of life or experiencing bereavement."
Donations can be dropped directly to your nearest Isabel Hospice shop - including Bridge Street, Bishop's Stortford and Forelands Place, Sawbridgeworth - during opening hours or to the charity's Donation Centre in Welwyn Garden City, which is now open Monday to Saturday.
Businesses could ask employees, suppliers and customers to donate pre-loved items or end-of-line stock, as well as choosing to be a monthly donation point
See isabelhospice.org.uk/toc to find out more.