Published: 03/09/2012 17:30 - Updated: 05/09/2012 09:17

Caley Thistle skipper joins charity's drive for donations

Written byBy Jenna Conti

Footballer Richie Foran is supporting a charity drive to encourage people to donate items to charity
Footballer Richie Foran is supporting a charity drive to encourage people to donate items to charity

CALEY Thistle captain Richie Foran is supporting a charity’s drive to encourage people to pass on unwanted items instead of throwing them out.

The skipper turned up to an Inverness living room which had been kitted out with lamps, ornaments and white goods using items which had been donated to Blythswood Care, ILM Highland and New Start Highland.

The visit was part of a Zero Waste Scotland initiative which hopes to encourage people to donate unwanted items to community organisations.

Charlie Devine, Head of Resource Management for Zero Waste Scotland said: "It’s vital that items which still have years of use in them, and a value, are not condemned to landfill. Re-using is better for the environment, provides better value for shoppers, and benefits local community re-use organisations."

Donating unwanted items to community organisations helps to protect our environment by giving items another life, and reducing our dependence on virgin materials, while contributing to the local community, say the charity.

Re-use organisations also provide an alternative to high street shopping, where you can source good quality furniture and other household items at bargain prices.

Re-use organisations often collect heavy items free of charge and can either be contacted directly or through the national Re-use Hotline on 0800 0665 820, which will put you in touch with your nearest re-use organisation.

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