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Rotary to hold its annual recycling day in Ilkley

The Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale will hold its 2022 annual collection of items for recycling on Saturday 1 October in the main Ilkley car park between 10am and 3pm.

The following items would be welcomed:

  • Any old bicycles (both children and adult)

  • Old workshop tools

  • Sewing machines

  • Mobility aids

  • Spectacles

  • School backpacks

  • Old trainers

A spokesperson for the Rotary said: “The Club is supported by the Margaret Carey Foundation which collects bicycles, wheelchairs and walking aids and has them refurbished mainly in prisons, to help prisoners attain a skill and thereby reduce re-offending, these are then donated to people in need in the UK and overseas.

“Tools For Africa who give new life to unwanted tools and assembles them into kits for carpenters, builders, automotive repairs, dressmakers etc. and distributes these through WorkAid to African countries so that they can start small businesses and support their communities.

“The Biansan Charity who are collecting trainers for men, women and children largely for the recent influx of refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine, many of whom have arrived with just the clothes they stand up in. Also collected are school backpacks for refugees and families who struggle to be able to pay for them in these times of ever rising costs.”

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