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People across the region who have donated their unwanted clothes have helped to raise £25,000 for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

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To mark Recycle Week, which takes place from June 15 – 21, GWAAC want to thank people who have put their unwanted clothes into one of our recycling banks.

As part of our  partnership with textile recycling firm Bag It Up we receive vital lifesaving funds from recycling.

We need your unwanted clothes and shoes, because we can turn them into money to keep our helicopter flying.

GWAAC fundraising manager Emma Carter said:

“We are delighted to have hit the £25,000 mark through recycling.
“Thank you to everyone who has donated items, it is a simple but effective way of raising money for us.
“We are asking people if they will make us a gift of their unwanted items to help keep us flying in the skies.
“Whether it’s that dress that has been hung up for years but has never had the tags removed, or a dodgy Christmas jumper or slippers, we want your old clothes.”

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It’s not just clothes we are after, we also takes shoes, bags, curtains and bedding.

Recycling banks have been placed at locations across the area we cover, you can use the bank locator to find the nearest to you –

It couldn’t be simpler, just bag up your clothes, put them in one of our bins, and see how your unwanted items can help to save lives.

GWAAC needs to raise £2 million a year to stay operational.

However we receive no day to day funding from the Government or National Lottery, and rely entirely on the generosity of the people in the region we serve.