Children's hospice bank on LMB

15/01/2007 - Children's hospice bank on LMB

LMB has launched a recycling scheme to raise cash for an East London children’s hospice, while also encouraging recycling in the area.

As long-time supporters of Richard House Children’s Hospice, LMB devised a textile recycling scheme to raise further funds for the charity. It has rolled out specially-designed Richard House branded textile banks across East London to encourage the local community to deposit their unwanted clothes and raise funds for the hospice.

Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Minister for London and Canning Town and a patron of the hospice launched the scheme in early January. It will see banks distributed around supermarkets and public spaces across East London.

Michelle Barry, LMB’s communications manager, who was at the centre of devising the fund raising scheme explained: “We wanted to come up with a project that will bring a continual income to the hospice for years to come, and allow the local community to support their local charity. Each time a bank is emptied Richard House will receive payment and there is the added incentive that any clothes deposited will be reused.”

Viv Talbot, community fund-raising manager at Richard House said: “Our thanks go to Canning Town recycling firm LMB for donating the enormous textile banks and creating the eye-catching design.”

Richard House Children’s Hospice is based in Newham, East London, and provides short-term respite and hospice care for children who have life-limiting illness. LMB is a long-term supporter of children’s charities, both in its local area and in the African countries it works with.