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Posted: 20/12/13

Turning trash to cash for homeless charity

A recycling initiative at West Nottinghamshire College has turned old printer cartridges into cash for a Mansfield homeless charity.

Steve Doubtfire and Tony Lee of the Halls Homeless Support project collect the cheque at West Nottinghamshire College

A cheque for £250 was presented to Tony Lee and Steve Doubtfire, chairmen of The Hall Homeless Support Project today (20 December) by print team leader Alan Sheppard and procurement manager and procurement officer Angie Pilgrim and Garry Checklin.

The money was raised throughout the year by recycling printer cartridges used at the college and exchanging them for cash.

The college has supported The Hall Homeless Support Project for a number of years and this was just one of many donations given to the charity this year to help homeless people who use the service at its St Peter’s Centre premises on Church Street.

Tony said: “It’s brilliant that West Notts College continue to think of us and the money this year has been used to provide Christmas dinners to over 80 people at the centre.

“While ever there’s a need to support homeless people in our community we want to be there to support them.”

As of 19 December visitors using the services at St Peter’s Centre were as follows:

79 – homeless
25 – no fixed address
11 – currently in hostels
28 – in council or private landlord accommodation
5 – children with their mums