Thursday, 24 February 2011

Bric-a-Brac donation

Bric-a-brac; some of life’s essentials raises a total of £498.65 for Lord Mayors Charity

Presenting the first cheque to the Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor’s Charity, LATCH yesterday received a donation of £59.10 to add to a previous donation from the proceeds of a Bric-a-Brac sale.

Raise And Give (RAG) in association with Keep Cardiff Tidy,, Cardiff Self Storage, Cardiff SU and Get It Out For Cardiff held two Bric-a-Brac fetes in Cardiff Students Union.

The latest event was held during re-fresher week; an event targeted at getting students thinking about trying new things. During the ‘Refresh your diet’ day sale of reusable kitchen equipment that were donated and collected during the ‘Get It Out For Cardiff’ campaign by students leaving at the end of term last year and stored with Cardiff Self Storage over the summer were sold. Items included kitchen equipment such as saucepans, frying pans, cutlery and all those essential household items.

LATCH is a voluntary organisation set up to support the special requirements of the children's oncology centre at the Children's Hospital for Wales.

Darryl Light, Finance and Commercial Officer for Cardiff Students Union said: "This event is a fantastic opportunity for students to decrease their environmental foot print by donating used items which would otherwise go to landfill. It also gives students the opportunity to pick up essential items at a discounted rate. I want to thank RAG and Kieran McCann for the successful running of the event"

Student are being reminded that the Get It Out For Cardiff campaign will begin again towards the end of term. Items such as clothing, electrical items, kitchen equipment and food can be donated at various Green Zones across the unions and halls of residence. Please make sure you also sign up for the I Will campaign because everyone should do their bit to look after their local environment.

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