Recycle your phone and raise money for Refuge

// 13 January 2009

If you’ve got an old mobile phone lying around, you may want to consider sending it freepost to Refuge – they recycle them, raising money for their work on domestic violence:

The scale of domestic violence in this country is breathtaking: one woman in four will experience it at some point in her lifetime, and two women are killed by a current or former partner every week. At Refuge, we have been working for over 35 years to combat this problem, and today our various services support over 1,000 women and children on any given day to escape domestic violence and build a safe and positive future. Our philosophy is about empowering women to make their own decisions and to rebuild their lives free from the fear of violence.

We are asking supporters to recycle their old, unused mobile phone handsets for Refuge. This is a great cost-free way to raise funds: it costs nothing to donate, it’s good for the environment, and for every handset send in, Refuge receives £3.50. This soon adds up to a really great amount which really does make a huge difference to the women and children that we support.

Are there any phones lying around in your home? Perhaps you received a new handset for Christmas and now have a spare? You can send your phones in by freepost to our partner Greener Solutions by addressing your envelope to Refuge, Greener Solutions, FREEPOST, LON17592, Mitcham, CR4 3UZ. Alternatively, you can download one of our freepost labels by clicking this link. We can also send you special freepost recycling envelopes – perhaps you would be able to use these to promote this scheme at your local women’s group or network? We really would appreciate it if you could get involved. Contact Harriet on 020 7395 7713 or harriet_gray@refuge.org.uk for envelopes or for more information.

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