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Recycling pledge boost for My Sight Nottinghamshire charity

Posted onPosted on 8th Mar

A charity that supports local people with sight problems has received £1,000 from a recycling pledge campaign.

In January, the Notts Recycles Pledge initiative encouraged residents to think of ways they could start 2021 in an environmentally-friendly way.

For each pledge made by residents, £1 was donated by Veolia — Nottinghamshire County Council waste and recycling contractor — to the council chairman’s chosen charity, My Sight Nottinghamshire.

A total of 676 residents took the campaign and made a variety of pledges to reduce, reuse or recycle. In recognition of the dedication from these residents, Veolia topped up the total to £1,000.

Council chairman Coun Stuart Wallace said: “Thank you to all who made a pledge and supported our campaign to help raise valuable funds for My Sight Nottinghamshire, whilst raising awareness about the importance of recycling.“

Lydia Fenton, fundraising manager at My Sight Nottinghamshire, added: “With this donation we will recruit, train and support more volunteer telephone and tech befrienders, who will help us tackle the loneliness and isolation so many local blind people experience, so that fewer local people have to face sight loss alone.”