In the run-up to #GlobalRecyclingWeek we’d like to share an update on our Toner Recycling Programme where 100% of the proceeds go to charity.
We’re committed to ensuring we can help reduce the impact on the environment by recycling and this is why we introduced our Toner Recycling programme back in 2013. By collecting our customers used ink cartridges and sending them to our recycling partner generates a small amount of money which we pass onto our charity partner, The Disabilities Trust BIRT. The donation goes to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) which provide a fantastic centre where individuals who have suffered a brain injury can visit as part of their recovery plan.
We are delighted to share that we’ve raised a total of £3,607.91 since the start of this project in 2013 and that’s all down to our customers taking the time to recycle their used ink and toner cartridges. Last week we sent £527.44 to The Disabilities Trust BIRT Fundraising Manager, Hayley Wicker-Bradbury to pass onto the BIRT unit and we’d like to say a huge thank you to our customers for recycling with Quills.
We’d love to reach a fundraising target of £5,000 by the end of 2020 for BIRT charity so keep up the good work, keep recycling and we’ll share what great things these funds have helped pay for in our next update.
Quills Customer Services Manager Catherine Kingston hit the streets of London to run her first London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April. This was a huge milestone and personal goal for Catherine and she completed the 27 miles in 4 hours 52, 34 seconds. Catherine ran in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust and has exceeded her fund raising target of £1,500.
Catherine ran for her brother David who is now 8 years post-transplant and Liam McHugh who is an avid fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust ran for his daughter Rachel.
Picture: Catherine Kingston and Liam McHugh.
For more info. on the Cystic Fibrosis Trust visit https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/
Whether at home or in the work place as part of a sustainability program, recycling is key for our next generation.
Last summer Quills Group were delighted to have donated £1,000 to charity partner BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust) which is part of The Disabilities Trust national charity. A year on we are thrilled to advise that a further £1,000 has been raised since last Summer which takes the total toner recycling donations to nearly £2,000 since April 2013.
BIRT confirmed that previous donations were used to improve the ‘gardening club’ facilities and a number of raised beds were installed last year. Facility users have enjoyed many hours plating seeds to grow fruit and vegetables and the below images show the results of their hard work.
Thank you to all of our customers who currently use our toner recycling service (copier, franking or fax toner cartridges) and please do keep up the good work!
For any customers who don’t currently use this service please click here for further details or call 0845 078 0324.
From April 2013 Quills have donated 100% of the funds raised from its toner recycling program to charity partner BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust), which is part of a national charity, The Disabilities Trust, www.thedtgroup.org. BIRT has been providing excellence in brain injury rehabilitation for 25 years.
The amount received for a toner cartridge can vary from as little as 5p to as much as £5.00, but every penny really does count. Funds raised to date have gone towards raised flower beds for the gardening club members at the Kerwin Court BIRT Center in Horsham.
We are delighted to confirm that the total funds donated have now reached over £1,000 as of 1st July 2015 and we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our customers who have been taking the time to recycle their used toner cartridges.
Ann Buckler, Director of BIRT, expressed her gratitude: “ I would like to thank the team at Quills Group for making BIRT their charity partner and for their efforts which have raised over £1,000 for Kerwin Court. The donation has enabled the centre to buy raised flower beds for our gardening club. These have been invaluable in encouraging this enthusiastic group and have enhanced the lives of those we support.”
Image (left to right to): Wendy Fletcher – BIRT Service Manager, Ros Thompson – Quills Account Manager & Sophie Parkinson – BIRT Assistant Manager.