Greatham Primary School recycling their way to fundraising success
As part of their ongoing efforts to help the environment, Greatham Primary School has signed up to be part of a new Terracycle campaign.
The school was approved to be a ‘Bic Community Champion’ and operate as a public drop off and collection point for recycling used pens for Hartlepool and surrounding areas.
For every pen that is collected, 1p goes to a nominated charity and the school have chosen Alice House Hospice. For the foreseeable future the school will be collecting pens, felt tips, highlighters, markers, mechanical pencils, correction tape and correction fluid pots.
Tara, a Teaching Assistant at the school said “I chose Alice House because so many people benefit from their kindness and it seemed only right to donate to somewhere that does such wonderful work for people. So please spread the word to your friends, family and colleagues to support this campaign, which not only helps our environment but also helps a very worthy charity.”
Janice Forbes, Community Fundraiser at the Hospice said “Greatham Primary are a brilliant example of how young people can care for their environment and also support local people and their families. I’m sure that we all have lots of old pens at home and around our workplaces that are finished. You can also bring pens to Alice House Reception and we will make sure they are taken to Greatham Primary.”