Dear friends and neighbours,
I have recently had two MRI scans at Cobalt in Cheltenham and I wish to do something to assist them in the New Year. If you currently recycle your Christmas cards, please will you consider upcycling them – see below.
If you would like to respond to this appeal for Christmas cards a box for your cards will be placed in the porch of St Andrews Church from 5th January.
The box will be taken to Cheltenham on 11th January. So please make your drop between Sunday and Friday.
With many thanks in anticipation,
THE BIG SORT: UPCYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS
90 dedicated volunteers have been repurposing and recycling cards for 30 years in support of the Cheltenham-based medical charity Cobalt, whose work adds to the NHS services across theee counties.
Cobalt provides diagnostic scans and imaging to support patients with cancer, dementia and other conditions, as well as funding research.
DROP OFF TIMES & LOCATION:
Cobalt, Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham.
Donated cards will be sorted and upcycled into new greetings cards to raise £30,000 for this vital work.
Cobalt’s partner of eight years is Printwaste, specialists in shredding and recycling, and who will ensure that any waste including trimmings is recycled into new paper-based products.
1 billion cards nationally end up heading for landfill once the festive season is over – the equivalent of 33 million trees.