Monthly Archives: October 2014

Recycle for Count the Kicks

RECYCLING PEOPLES’ RUBBISH HELPS RAISE FUNDS FOR UK PREGNANCY CHARITY

Six of Essex’s residents are collecting other peoples’ rubbish and helping to turn it into much needed for funds for UK Pregnancy Charity Count the Kicks.

Count the Kicks runs a recycling scheme across the UK collecting baby wipe packets, baby food pouches, Tassimo coffee pods, sweet biscuit wrappers, used stamps, cleaning product waste, printer ink cartridges, clothes and shoes. The recycled goods are turned into funds which go back to the charity.

Count The Kicks is one of the UK’s leading pregnancy charities which aims to drastically reduce the number of families that experience the tragedy of still birth in the UK which currently stands at 17 babies every day. By educating expectant mums on the importance of monitoring their baby’s movements, the charity aim to help to cut this number by at least a third and help expectant mothers have more healthy pregnancies.

Tracy, from Harlow said:
“We are volunteer recyclers for Count the Kicks, so we collect recycling regionally within the Essex area. Count the Kicks has recycling volunteers across the country and we really want to raise awareness of our scheme and encourage people to donate these items to us which would otherwise go to landfill, so that they can be recycled and the money can go to such a good cause.”

Just one packet of empty wet wipes could fund one leaflet with information for an expectant mother.

If you would like further information on Count The Kicks, there is a wealth of information on their website http://www.countthekicks.org.uk and Facebook pages: facebook.com/ukcountthekicks or facebook.com/ctkrecycling

The six Essex collectors are as follows, please contact them direct if you would like more information:

Tracy covering Harlow – ctkharlow@hotmail.com http://www.facebook.com/groups/ctkrecyclingharlow

Sally covering Colchester – ctkrecyclingcolchester@gmail.com http://www.facebook.com/groups/CTKColchester

Becca covering Braintree – CTKBraintreeRebecca1@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487945178125667/

Emily covering Basildon – emilyosborne1003@yahoo.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/groups/894838520542639

Sarah covering Canvey Island – bridalprincess@Hotmail.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/groups/286942704832138

Kelly covering Leigh on Sea – kelmadi@hotmail.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CTK-leigh-on-sea-essex/720081781374208?fref=ts

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The Pride of Essex Awards 2014

Pride of Essex Awards

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The Pride of Essex Awards recognises and rewards the achievements and the courage of adults and children who overcome adversity and who make a difference to the lives of others and to the community.

If you know a child or adult who has overcome adversity or just given their best for the community, or a group which has made an outstanding achievement, you can nominate them for an award by going to the Pride of Essex Awards website www.prideofessexawards.org.

There are four categories. Each category will have four highly commended as well as an award winner. All will receive acknowledgements and rewards.

The Directa Ultimate Award and the Susie Cornell Award recognise and reward adults and children who have overcome adversity. The Blue Strawberry Unsung Hero Award recognises and rewards exceptional care in the community.  The SL Caravans Community Champion Award recognises outstanding community achievement and fundraising.

The awards are now open to receive nominations which can be made either online or by post to  ‘P.O.E ‘ , c/o Directa UK Ltd, Cold Norton, Essex CM3 6UA.

For further information contact awards chairman Dave Dennison on  01621 828882 or email davidd@directa.co.uk