A time for giving in Winchester

Press Release: 17/12/2008

Neighbourhood Wardens Lesley Batchelor, Hannah Beech and Lydia Thompson with some of the items donated to local charities

Neighbourhood Wardens Lesley Batchelor, Hannah Beech and Lydia Thompson with some of the items donated to local charitiesResidents in Highcliffe have yet again proved that Christmas is a 'time for giving' by donating furniture, clothes and toys to local Winchester charities.

The Christmas clear-out week was arranged by Winchester City Councils
Neighbourhood Wardens who collected and removed large bulky items, toys and clothes on behalf of residents with mobility issues.   

The collection of items donated included tables, chairs, cuddly toys, computer consoles, clothes and television sets, all of which have been passed on to local charities including Winchesters Women’s Refuge and the Children’s Intensive Care Unit.  A number of other unwanted bulky items such as fridges and old three piece suites were taken to the Bar End recycling facility.

Trevor Lynas, a member of the Neighbourhood Warden team said:

“It’s clear already that the items passed to the Women’s refuge will make a big difference to the lives of a number of local people.  I'd like to say thank you to all who have helped make this project such a success.”

Winchester City Council has a number of recycling points across the City, but you can also recycle and help local people within your community by listing items in your local shop window or on www.freecycle.org , a website dedicated to preventing useful items from being dumped in landfill sites.

A number of charity shops in Winchester, including the British Heart Foundation and Help the Aged, are also collecting unwanted mobile phones which can then be recycled for cash.

For more information please contact the
Neighbourhood Wardens on 0800 389 6274.