Old clothes helping to save lives

Yorkshrie Air Ambulance has raised over �1million from recycling unwanted clothes.'From left to right Sammy Wills (YAA paramedic) Katie Collinson (YAA) Cpt Chris Attrill (YAA Pilot) Elisa Salamone (Bag It UP) Dr Andy Pountney (YAA Doctor)
Yorkshrie Air Ambulance has raised over �1million from recycling unwanted clothes.'From left to right Sammy Wills (YAA paramedic) Katie Collinson (YAA) Cpt Chris Attrill (YAA Pilot) Elisa Salamone (Bag It UP) Dr Andy Pountney (YAA Doctor)
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UNWANTED clothes have helped the Yorkshire Air Ambulance raise £1million.

The charity set up the recycling scheme, in partnership Bag It Up Ltd, five years ago and it has brought in a steady income of around £200,000 each year.

Katie Collinson, from Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: “Sustainable income is vital to a modern charity, and recycling as an income stream helps and affects so many people, whilst fulfilling social responsibilities.

“We are encouraging people to keep donating their unwanted textiles, clothing and shoes to help us raise even more money for the YAA.”

There are more than 200 clothing banks at various recycling sites across the county.

To find out where your nearest clothing recycling bank is visit www.bagitup.org.uk or call 01422 418618