30 April 2013
My school raised £760!
18 March 2013
Thank you to all the people who came to see us on the stand last week. We had a great day, especially Ian!
11 February 2013
Competiton Winner Announced
Congratulations to Robert Gordon's College on winning the £100 prize for the top collection weight in January.
It was the college's "first collection" and I am delighted to report a total of 1810 kg of "unwanted textiles" was collected. This raised the fine figure of £905 we then added the £100 prize money for top weight collected, total amount raised for the college £1,005. FABULOUS!
14 January 2013
Wondering what to do with your unwanted clothing? Why not Unlock the Value and raise funds!
The Bag2School textile scheme has been described as the most inclusive form of fundraising available to PTA's in that it uses a resource that everyone has available. Defra, the governments environment body, estimates that there are one million tonnes of unwanted clothing in the "national wardrobe" The Bag2School scheme is an easy to use, free way of "unlocking the value" of those unwanted items to raise funds for any particular cause you wish to support.
BAG2SCHOOL HAS PAID OVER £15 MILLION TO SCHOOLS AND CLUBS IN THE UK SO FAR!
7 January 2013
Since 2009 Bag2School has donated £48,000 to the Funzi & Bodo Trust
For more information read previous posts on our news page and visit www.funzi.org.uk
3 December 2012
THE HEAVIEST COLLECTION WEIGHT IN JANUARY 2013 WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL £100 BONUS!
SPACES LIMITED! BOOK NOW !
29 November 2012
Chapelton Primary School, Chapelton Strathaven loved their assembly with Ian Woods soooo... much they gave him a box of chocolates!
15 November 2012
Good Quality only please!
Dear Fundraisers, here are a few photos of items that were rejected at a school collection recently.
Bag2School kindly remind our fundraisers we can only accept good quality items that are clean and re-usable. Please understand we cannot put wet, soiled or dirty items on our vans.
For a list of what we collect please see WHAT WE COLLECT in the "How It Works" tab. This information also appears on the envelope of the Bag2School blue bag. Thank you for your consideration.
Tuesday 6 November 2012
So far this year, Bag2school has taken over 17,000 bookings for fundraising collections throughout the UK
Have you booked yours yet?
Monday 22 October 2012
Dear Fundraisers, unfortunately winter is upon us :-(
Please keep your fundraising collection bags DRY by any means possible! We CANNOT ACCEPT WET CLOTHING on the van as this will contaminate our other goods.
Thank you for taking care of your investment.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Identify your Bag2School Collector
Follow these simple precautions to protect your Bag2School fundraising
The theft of clothes bags has long been an issue for the textile recycling industry, principally in the door-to-door sector. However, the problem has spread to Bag2School collections.
The advice issued by the Bag2School team is for all fundraisers to be aware of its code of practice. Bag2School collection drivers follow a strict collection code:
- All drivers report to reception on arrival
- All drivers carry ID which they will volunteer and show on request
- All drivers wear a Bag2School uniform
- All drivers have Bag2School signage on their vans
- All drivers leave a courtesy card before leaving the premises
If a driver arrives without the necessary ID or in an unmarked van, please call the Bag2School Customer Services team on 01609 780222 and do not to release your bags.
The incidence of theft from Bag2School collections is very low in comparison with the door-to-door trade and by adopting these simple precautions fundraisers can help to protect their collections.
Monday 8 October 2012
B2S agree a 2 year sponsorship for a local football club. Brompton Juniors football team (under 12's and 13's).
More information and photos to follow.
Monday 1 October 2012
Anyone wanting a collection in December 2012 or January/February 2013
Please book ASAP the diaries are filling up fast! 1,471 bookings taken in September!
Tuesday 11 September 2012
PTA-UK announces Bag2School sponsorship!
PTA-UK workshop programme sponsored by Bag2School
PTA-UK is delighted to announce that our 2012/2013 workshop programme is being sponsored by Bag2School, which has helped PTAs and schools to raise over £15 million through textile recycling!
Bag2School has now paid over £15 MILLION to schools throughout the UK!!!
Rainbow Montessori Nursery School - Somerset.
Please click to read advertorial - Montessori
PTA-UK Gold Star Awards.
Congratulations to Stamford Bridge Primary School (PACT) - Winners of the Working with the Local Community category at the PTA-UK Gold Star Awards. The awards were held on the 13 June on the magnificent HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, London. Bag2School was represented at the event by Ted Childs and Michelle Hudson.
14 March 2012
Africa’s Cool Bag is the latest product to enter the unique range of recycled products in the Borne Again range and is a wonderful example of taking an item that has been discarded and upcycling it into a fashionable and practical commodity.
Africa’s Cool Bag is leading the way in sustainable development by making useful and attractive bags demonstrating that it is possible to increase the lifespan of plastic packaging and to help tackle the serious problems of environmental pollution not only in Ghana but elsewhere across Africa.
It is our mission to provide trade not aid. By providing opportunities we are enabling people in this West African country to use their skills to trade themselves out of poverty. Africa’s Cool Bag is marketed by Borne Again which is a business not a charity, demonstrating ethical business practises, paying a fair price for sustainable production and providing training and support to our team in Ghana. For more information and to order your products please visit: - www.borneagain.com
Bag2School is proud to be a corporate partner of Montessori.
Montessori was one of the most important early years educators of the 20th century, the innovator of classroom practices and ideas which have had a profound influence on the education of young children the world over.
This young lady was very happy when her school raised £252 with minimal effort and no cost!
What are you waiting for! Telephone 01609 780222
November / December 2011
We donated £3,500 worth of stock to the Cyrenian charity.
The UK-wide Cyrenian movement of the 1960s encouraged members of local communities to open hearts and minds to people who rejected or were rejected by normal society. Practical help to combat poverty, isolation and homelessness would be provided by setting up outreach services and shared homes, run as conscious communities, offering a sense of belonging and involvement as much as a place to live: an alternative community.
The charity also has an environmental brief, seeing the connection between valuing people and valuing our planet as part of the solution to a sustainable and happy future for society. Cyrenians trade-mark approach is to do new things really well and use the evidence of benefit to inform and inspire wider change.
For further information Visit www.cyrenians.org.uk
November 14, 2011
The Funzi and Bodo Trust (Update)
Since forming a partnership with the Funzi & Bodo Trust in 2009 Bag2School has donated over £30,000 to the Trust.
Bag2School has now paid over £12 MILLION to schools throughout the UK.
Can your school afford to miss out!
Update on The Funzi & Bodo Trust
|The resource centre within the school is near completion and offers 21 brand new computers; internet access will be available shortly via satellite connection. The centre also offers adults a free introductory course.
A Government representative said that he "never believed he would see a rural school like this with these facilities" that he believed it was the only one of its kind in their region.
|The Bag2School sign will be placed on the wall of the resource centre.
Since 2009 Bag2School have donated £30,000 to the Funzi & Bodo Trust
For more information read previous posts and visit www.funzi.org.uk
Brighton fashionistas create giant PomPom
Brighton fashionistas have entered the Guinness book of records after creating a giant PomPom in the build up to next month’s Brighton Fashion Week.
Liz Bishop and Eddie Hecht from Brighton Fashion Week with business excellence awards assessor Clive Bonny
Funzi Bodo Progress Update
Bag2school is joining the battle to save lives and provide education in poor fishing villages in Kenya. It's working with the registered charity The Funzi and Bodo Trust.
The Trust began three years ago and in that time has opened two medical clinics, runs water and road ambulances, funds operations and offers health education.
The Trust has also re-built the Funzi school and opened a library on the island in its efforts to improve literacy and end the cycle of poverty experienced by most families in the villages. It is now working towards re-building the primary school in Bodo village. The charity has also been fighting cholera in Funzi and Bodo where two people have died and large numbers of people have become sick. The Funzi and Bodo Trust has responded by opening a small hospital operation, funding additonal medicines, employing more medical staff and providing beds for the sick.
You can find out more about this charity by going to www.funzi.org.uk