Framfield Primary School is collecting good quality clothing, bags and jewellery as part of a fund-raising project.
Donations will help raise much-needed money for the school which will go towards new playground markings for games and activities such as hopscotch, and snakes and ladders.
The school is taking part in the Bag2School project which collects and sells unwanted textiles to importers and wholesalers in many countries of Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Asia.
Rachel Brocklebank from the school’s Parent Teacher Friends Association asked that any donations be taken to the school, or to the neighbouring Memorial Hall, on Thursday, April 19, by 9am.
The school isn’t able to accept goods before that date.
Rachel said: “The current payment is 40p per kg of textiles. The more we collect the more we earn.
“We have done this for the last few years. It doesn’t generate huge amounts of money but in this climate any additional funds are welcome.”
What the school collects:
- Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s clothing
- Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
- Scarves and ties
- Soft toys
- Household linen
- Bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
What it DOES NOT accept:
- Duvets and blankets
- Pillows and cushions
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
- School uniforms with and without logo
- Corporate clothing and workwear
- Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
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