|TRADE HELPS RAISE £5000 FOR TSUNAMI APPEAL
April 11 2005.
Motorcycle Trader readers have helped raise more than £5000 for the victims of the Tsunami that struck south east Asia on Boxing Day, 2004.
The following letter is from Rob Morton from Redeem:
On behalf of Redeem, the mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling company, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has given their support to our recent Tsunami Recycling Appeal.
Your readers have helped us to raise over £5,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Tsunami Earthquake Appeal. Those who donated were one of over 100 companies and more than 1,900 individuals who helped out the appeal.
We asked the public to send us their old mobile phones and empty printer cartridges to be recycled - and in return we pledged to give money to the DEC. We are delighted with the response so far, with our total currently standing at £4,300 - and as a company deeply committed to its charity work, we have contributed a further £700.
This money will go to areas affected by the disaster via the DEC's member agencies, with the DEC ensuring it reaches those who need it most.
The Disasters Emergency Committee is appealing for outstanding donations to be banked, so if you requested a freepost bag to donate a mobile or cartridge, please endeavour to return it as soon as possible.
Although the Tsunami Recycling Appeal is coming to a close, there's still plenty of opportunity to help charity and the environment through recycling. Why not recycle to raise funds for one of our other partner charities? Many of the UK's charities felt an impact on their funds when public attention was diverted to the Tsunami Disaster - so now's your chance to help them out.
Our partners include Marie Curie Cancer Care, Royal National Institute of the Blind, Children's Hospice Association Scotland, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, Northern Ireland Hospice Care and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Whether you want to make a one-off mobile phone or cartridge donation, or you want to make regular donations from your workplace (which we collect free), we'd be delighted to hear from you. All you have to do is visit www.recyclingappeal.com and choose a charity, or call 08712 505050.
Thanks once again for your support.
Corporate Responsibility Executive