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:
Kelly covering Leigh on Sea – email@example.com