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Salvation Army Trading Company partnership with Haven sees over 80 tonnes of clothing recycled in aid of charity

12 January 2015 - 10:45am
| by Joss

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is delighted to announce that staff and guests at Haven’s 35 UK holiday parks have recycled over 80 tonnes of clothing through donating unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories into recycling banks, raising vital money for charity. This is the equivalent of the height of six London Shards stacked one on top of the other*!

Tony Hosking, Head of Clothing Collection Division at SATCoL, congratulated the efforts of Haven staff and their commitment to encouraging donations. He said: “We have been working closely with Haven Holidays to promote clothes reuse and recycling with its employees and guests. The parks already had impressive green credentials and we’re so pleased to see staff and visitors making clothes recycling a priority too. Eighty tonnes is a great achievement.”

Profit raised from these donations of unwanted clothing will be shared between Haven’s chosen charity, BBC Children In Need and The Salvation Army, which supports people who are vulnerable and in need across the UK.

Tony added: “Support from corporate partners remains a crucial source of clothing donations for SATCoL and we’re very grateful for the generous donations we have received so far from Haven.”

Naomi Woodstock, Head of Publicity at Haven, hopes the partnership will continue to raise funds for charity for many years to come: “As part of our environmental strategy, we were keen to reduce our levels of textile waste and SATCoL offered a partnership we could really engage with. The SATCoL banks give visitors and staff at our holiday parks an easy way to recycle unwanted clothing and other textile items such as household linens, while helping to raise money for two very worthwhile causes.”

Haven Holidays is Britain's largest provider of domestic holidays, providing family breaks to over 2.4 million holidaymakers each year.

* Based on SATCoL’s average bag collection weights and figures from the ONS (Office of National Statistics) on the average UK man; this is the equivalent of 1000 average men stood one on top of the other

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