HELP OUR HOSPICE: Recycling raises cash

PUBLISHED: 11:46 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:53 04 May 2010

PHONES ZONE: Ray Pritchard.

PHONES ZONE: Ray Pritchard.

LITTLE Downham man Ray Pritchard has been at the centre of a campaign to collect almost 500 phones for recycling in aid of our HoH Appeal. Mobile phones and printer cartridges can be recycled, earning as much as £3 per item for the hospice, and Mr Pritch

LITTLE Downham man Ray Pritchard has been at the centre of a campaign to collect almost 500 phones for recycling in aid of our HoH Appeal.

Mobile phones and printer cartridges can be recycled, earning as much as £3 per item for the hospice, and Mr Pritchard launched a 1,001 mobile phone campaign in February to get hold of as many as he can.

"The phones have literally been pouring in from all directions, and we really can't thank people enough," he said.

"The appeal has touched the hearts of all."

He said he wished to thank all of the organisations that had stepped in and offered to act as collection points for the handsets, including a number of local churches.

"The reach of the campaign has been extended by the vigorous coverage in the Ely Standard - I thank the editor and staff for their efforts."

He said the campaign would continue and that he hoped to smash his target of 1,001 phones, and he is willing to collect phones from people who cannot make it to a collection point.

INFO: Mr Pritchard can be contacted on 01353 698284.

There are collection points at the Littleport Leisure Centre, Cloisters Antiques in Ely and the Cambridge Building Society and the Atrium health club in Ely.

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