West London customers raise over £4,500 for the NSPCC

Pickfords’ West London customers have together raised £4,596 for the NSPCC through clothes collections!

Customers are offered a free collection service to fill collection bags with their unwanted clothes and paired shoes on move day. Clothes Aid, the UK’s leading clothing collection fundraiser, turns the goods into funds for the NSPCC.

Pickfords have been tracking clothes collections for the last 12 months, and can confirm that West London have raised the most funds in that time, from 11 tonnes of clothes donations.

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In second place was Milton Keynes, raising £2,325 from 5.1 tonnes of clothing, followed by Birmingham with £1,443 from 3.9 tonnes.

To date Pickfords have collected 37 tonnes of clothing from customers’ kind donations, raising £14,417 to help prevent child cruelty in the UK through the NSPCC.

Pickfords Glasgow leads the way in Clothes Aid collections!

Pickfords Glasgow is currently in the lead for our Move Day Clothes Clear Out campaign, collecting 1,021kg in recycled clothes and shoes to raise money for the NPSCC.

Since launching the incentive scheme, we have collected a total of 3,418kg, raising £1,025.40 for our partner charity!

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The Move Day campaign has recently been supported by The Metro newspaper, who ran a competition to win a free Pickfords move. The winner was Alisa Moore from Liverpool, who will be enjoying a free move from her local branch.

The campaign is also the front page feature of this month’s Removals & Storage Magazine, the official publication of the BAR (British Association of Removers), the removal industry’s leading trade association.

Click here to find out more about Move Day Clothes Clear Out.

Pickfords Move Day Clothes Clear Out raises money for the NSPCC

Pickfords, the UK’s largest removals and storage company, has officially launched a campaign to raise funds to stop cruelty to children in the UK as part of their home move service.

The Move Day Clothes Clear Out campaign is a free service that provides a simple way for customers to donate quality, reusable clothing and paired shoes to charity on move day. Your Pickfords Move Coordinator will provide you with NSPCC Clothes Clear Out stickers so you can bag up any goods you don’t want taken to your new home. The removals team then take all stickered bags to Clothes Aid, the UK’s leading clothing collection fundraiser, who turn the goods into funds for the NSPCC.

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Pickfords strives to make it hassle-free for customers to donate unwanted clothing and home textiles on move day for the benefit of the NSPCC and their work protecting UK children from cruelty, while also ensuring that these clothes are properly recycled by Clothes Aid.

Did you know that approximately £140 million in clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year? That’s equivalent to 350,000 tonnes of good clothing being binned by half the adults in the UK!* So when it comes to clothes collections, we believe that doing our bit for the environment is equally important. Which is why we are proud to be working with Clothes Aid in support of a new initiative called ‘Love Your Clothes’. Developed as part of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), Love Your Clothes aims to change the way we acquire, use and dispose of textiles, by 2020. The initiative is coordinated by WRAP, a not-for-profit organisation supported by UK Governments.

Since the start of this successful relationship with Clothes Aid, Pickfords customers have raised £11,000 for the NSPCC. That’s enabled Childline to answer 2,750 calls from vulnerable children in need of a voice. And with your help, we can raise even more!

With approximately 30% of clothes in each household unworn for over a year, what better way to lighten the load before a big move, lower our impact on the planet and support the NSPCC’s mission to end cruelty to children.

Let’s keep Britain moving with Pickfords and donate to the NSPCC!

Coming soon… Don’t miss your chance to win a FREE** move courtesy of Pickfords Clothes Clear Out!

Notes:
* WRAP report, Valuing our Clothes, 2012
** To be featured in Metro UK, Friday 27th June 2014. Free move up to the value of £1,000, not including goods in transit insurance.