Students Pack for Good and raise nearly £100k
Thursday, 05 November 2015
Students from Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford have raised almost £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation after donating their unwanted goods when they moved out for the summer.
The Pack for Good campaign saw red donation bins installed throughout the city by Oxford City Council and the two universities.
Students donated 7,042 bags of unwanted clothes, shoes, electrical items, books, DVDs, CDs and other items. The British Heart Foundation will now sell these items in their charity shops which could raise as much as £99,288 for the charity.
Andrea Siret, Community Liaison Manager for Oxford Brookes University said: “It’s fantastic that so many students have supported the British Heart Foundation and donated items rather than throwing them away.
We’re delighted that our partnership with The British Heart Foundation has been so successful and we look forward to helping raise even more money for their lifesaving research.Andrea Siret, Community Liaison Manager, Oxford Brookes University
“We’re delighted that our partnership with The British Heart Foundation has been so successful and we look forward to helping raise even more money for their lifesaving research.”
The Pack for Good campaign has been running in Oxford since 2012 (previously named the Moving Out campaign) when just 1,932 were donated.
Councillor John Tanner, Board Member for Climate Change and Cleaner, Greener Oxford said: “It is great to see the city and both our universities come together for two important causes: helping the British Heart Foundation and increasing recycling.”
The British Heart Foundation has pioneered research into coronary heart disease which is the UK’s single biggest killer, to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.