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CHRISTMAS CARD RECYCLING RAISES OVER £300 FOR YMCA BURTON

Local charity 'Burton Upon Trent and District YMCA' have said they are 'delighted' after a recycling scheme within The Octagon Shopping Centre helped raise money for charity.

Shoppers were encouraged to drop old Christmas or birthday cards at the centre where for every 1kg of cards collected, the shopping centre donated 30p, offering an alternative to simply throwing them away. In total the recycling event collected more than 1,300 KG. Whilst the total was slightly less than previous years, the scheme still collected a grand total of £399.00. The amount raised through the scheme will help the YMCA continue to provide their vital support services.

Paula Senior, fund-raising officer at YMCA Burton, said: "We'd like to thank the customers and management at The Octagon Shopping Centre for continuing to support the YMCA through this annual card recycle scheme. It's fantastic to see so many people supporting our local charity, especially through another good turn in recycling."

Cushman & Wakefield General Manager, Peter Hardingham commented, "We're very pleased that the scheme continues to provide a charitable donation each year by shoppers generously opting to recycling their Christmas cards at The Octagon.

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