Firm celebrates fundraising milestone

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A leading clothing and textile recycling company based in Halifax is celebrating its latest fundraising milestone.

Bag It Up Ltd (BIU) has raised £7million for its partner charities, thanks to donations from the public.

Residents, businesses and groups across the UK have been recycling their unwanted clothing, shoes and bedding with BIU’s partner charities for over a decade. BIU’s partners are regional charities, including air ambulances, hospices and sporting associations.

Wendy Yarney, charity partnerships manager at BIU, said: “It’s an amazing achievement. I’m honoured to have worked alongside such vital and well-supported charities, and we must thank all donors for clearing out their clobber for their local, worthy causes.”

Paul Gowland, director of fundraising at Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity said: “This is a phenomenal figure for BIU to have raised for their charity partners and to have received £2.3million of that ourselves over the last 11 years is truly amazing. 

“We would like to say a huge thank you, not only to BIU, but to all our supporters who have donated their unwanted items to us and made such a massive difference.”