Sussex schools are being reminded to join the Recycle With Michael campaign, an initiative by The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd to prevent unwanted clothing going to landfill. Schools which sign up to the scheme will be challenged to fill as many bags as possible before Sunday, March 31, for the chance to be Michael’s recycling champions.
The winning school – calculated as the one with the highest ratio of bags to pupils – will receive
a trophy, certificate and a visit from Michael, the scheme’s mascot.
Aimed at primary school-aged children, the programme is a way for schools to generate funds – a percentage of the bags’ value is donated back to the school to spend how they wish.
The remaining funds will go towards supporting The Salvation Army’s important work to help vulnerable people from all walks of life in communities across the UK.
Kirk Bradley, of The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd, said: “We hope our competition will encourage everyone to give unwanted items a new lease of life. The initiative not only supports local children but also local communities through the work of The Salvation Army.”
Schools can sign up by visiting: www.recyclewithmichael.co.uk/