NTU clothing donations raise over £126,000 for British Heart Foundation

NTU students have helped to raise over £126,000 for the British Heart Foundation by donating unwanted clothes and shoes!

NTU students have helped to raise an estimated £126,950 for the British Heart Foundation by donating unwanted clothes and shoes via their clothing banks in Halls of Residence, and in the Arboretum and Forest Fields.

According to the British Heart Foundation, Nottingham is the fifth most generous city in the UK, with the vast majority of donations coming from NTU banks. Over the past year, the British Heart Foundation have collected over 9,000 bags of donations, weighing 73 tonnes!  These donations are not only raising money for a great charity, but also helping to divert a huge amount of unwanted items from going to landfill and saving the equivalent of 74.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Give it, don't bin it

You can find clothing banks in most NTU and UPP Halls of residence and donation points located on-street around the City site, the Arboretum and Forest Fields areas. Most banks take donations of clothes, shoes and accessories, and look out for the smaller book and CD bins too. Each year NTU and NTSU distribute BHF collection bags around Halls of Residence and private accommodation around the city to help you give away your unwanted items at the end of the year.  Keep your eyes peeled for announcements in the Spring.

The British Heart Foundation are constantly looking for new locations for donation points.  If you can recommend any sites for new banks in the city, Southwell or West Bridgford the Environment Team would love to hear from you.

NTU clothing donations raise over £126,000 for British Heart Foundation

Published on 15 December 2015
  • Category: Environment and sustainability

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