Myton Hospice has been awarded a £650 donation on behalf of local residents who are taking part in Warwickshire County Council’s Slim Your Bin campaign.
The Slim Your Bin campaign launched in November 2016 to Warwickshire’s five districts and boroughs as part of a drive to encourage households to reduce their waste and recycle more. Since its launch, over 600 residents in Warwickshire have signed up to the campaign and have taken steps to reduce the amount they waste and increase their recycling. They’ve done this by taking actions including reusing items, reducing food waste and minimising junk mail.
Residents receive ‘green points’ for taking part in waste minimisation activities, and each month the top performing individuals receive a £20 voucher from a choice of popular brands including: Marks & Spencer and Nation
al Garden Gift Vouchers. Every 12 months the district or borough with the most points wins £650 for their favourite local charity from a choice of five. Myton Hospice was chosen this time around by top performing community Nuneaton and Bedworth.
Director of Income Generation at The Myton Hospices Charlotte Ingram said:
“We want to say a huge thank you to the residents of Nuneaton and Bedworth for not only being brilliant recyclers but also for nominating The Myton Hospices to benefit from their hard work! And thank you to the Slim Your Bin Campaign for encouraging people to be greener with this incentive and supporting us at the same time!
We have to raise £9.6million this year to continue providing our services free of charge to terminally ill people and their families, and we couldn’t do it without the support of our local community.”
Portfolio Holder of Environment and Heritage & Culture Councillor David Reilly said:
“We are extremely proud of the results the Slim Your Bin Campaign has received so far and are immensely grateful to all who have taken part. It’s fantastic to see local charities benefiting from the campaign and to see so much enthusiasm from all the Warwickshire residents who have signed up to the campaign and are taking steps to reduce their waste.
I look forward to seeing even more positive results, as we have extended the scheme for another year, and I urge more residents to get involved to reduce their impact on the environment!”
If you would like to become a bin slimmer you can sign up at www.warwickshire.slim-your-bin.com