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Donate food and clothes to the Friary when you place your bin out

4 January 2019

Rushcliffe residents are being asked to leave donations of non-perishable food and clothes out with their bin from January 7 to 11 to help local homeless charity the Friary.

Waste teams from Rushcliffe Borough Council will collect the goods left on the edge of properties across the borough in line with collecting bins as usual.

This is the third year that residents have been called upon to donate items, with local people last year giving an incredible 10 tonnes of goods to those who needed the Friary’s services.

The Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “Thousands of residents have kindly donated tonnes of food and clothes to this very worthwhile cause in recent years.

“We are appealing again to collect even more this time around, to give vital support to people in need across the Borough and Nottingham as we start 2019.”

Residents should place items in carrier bags for the council to collect at the same time they place their grey or blue bin out for collections.

Food and clothes can also be deposited at the Council’s Customer Contact Centre on Rectory Road in West Bridgford.

The charity has asked that those who are able to contribute donate items from their ‘most needed list’ below. These really help vulnerable people at this time of year.

Food and drink:

Drinks: Bottled water, cartons of juice, coffee tea.

Snacks: Nuts, seeds, crisps, cereal bars, chocolate bars, biscuits.

Tins: Fish, meat, puddings, fruit, custard and soup.


Hats, scarves, gloves, socks, mens’ jeans sizes (30,32 or 34 waist), boxer shorts (size medium), knickers (size 10-12), mens’ trainers (any sizes).

Rucksacks and sleeping bags.

Sam Crawford, Chief Executive of the Friary said: “We are reliant on our community to sustain the life-changing services which we deliver at the Friary, with 90% of our funding coming from the community, and we will be very grateful for any items residents and businesses can spare.

“The food and clothes from local residents will go directly to those in need and will help us to ensure that local people in crisis have their basic needs met, whilst we seek to assist them through to recovery and independence.

“We are very thankful to Rushcliffe Borough Council for again supporting us with this local initiative.”

Visit @theFriary88 on twitter, or call 0115 982 5448 to find out more about the charity’s services, how to contact them or how you can become involved in supporting their work.