Recycle a mobile to raise cash for hospice

7 June 2010 — 6:55 PM

Recycle a mobile to raise cash for hospice

Bury Hospice has called on businesses to carry out mobile recycling in order to help it raise money to fund a move to a new site.

It is urging firms to contribute their old mobile phones for recycling, with much of the funds generated going towards paying for the relocation, This is Lancashire reports.

Fundraising support manager for the hospice Karen Fyles said moving to the new site on Rochdale Old Road will help the centre double the number of patients it can care for.

"We serve a community in excess of 180,000 people from Bury and its six towns and all the care is provided free of charge," she explained.

It is seeking to raise £2.5 million and businesses that help by supplying used phones will receive a certificate detailing how much money they contributed, as well as an opportunity to publicise their work.

Businesses are likely to have a large number of old handsets that can be recycled, as Andy Betts of Smartphone Daily recently noted many companies are starting to hand out Apple iPhones to their employees.

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