Waste Weekend events raised total of £50,000 for Harlington Hospice over the past 4 year
Everyone at Harlington Hospice is deeply appreciative of the continuous support from Powerday over the last four years. Through their recycled goods charity shop at West Drayton, Waste Weekend Charity Shop they have raised £20,000 this year, making a running total of £50,000 donated to our invaluable services since they first started in 2020.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, Councillor Eddie Lavery, and the Manager of Waste Weekend, John, presented Wendy Whyte, on of our Community Fundraiser’s with a cheque at a special celebration event on Saturday 20 January.
This amazing amount couldn’t have been achieved without the support of the residents who live in the London borough of Hillingdon.
Over the past four years, the local community has donated thousands of items to the Waste Weekend Charity Shop, located in West Drayton, which is run on behalf of the council by Powerday. Powerday is London’s leading family-run waste management and recycling business.
The charity shop first opened its doors on 25 January 2020 and has since become the local haven for residents to donate household items to be sold at resale value, rather than be thrown away. Staffed by volunteers from the Powerday team, the shop is open every weekend for the public to donate and purchase a wide range of items, from golf clubs and bicycles to kids toys and pianos.
Wendy Whyte Community Fundraising at Harlington Hospice, said:
“The incredible support we’ve received from the Waste Weekend charity shop over the last four years means so much to our Hospice.”
On behalf of the whole team at Harlington Hospice, we are so grateful to everyone in the community who has donated and purchased items from our shop over the last 4 years, and a big thank you to the Waste Weekend team for choosing to support our charity.”
John Mckenna from Powerday, who runs the Waste Weekend, added: “We’ve been running the shop for 4 years now and if it wasn’t for Hillingdon residents’ generosity, the amount so far would be significantly lower.
“At Powerday we try at all costs to recycle as much waste as possible, ensuring we divert everything from landfill. The Waste Weekends give local people a chance to recycle items they no longer need, and find a bargain or two.
“The donations help support the exceptional work done at the hospice and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has visited our shop over the years and helped us to raise £50,000 for a great cause.”
Thank you to all the residents in Hillingdon who have recycled their unwanted items and to those who have brought these items from the weekend recycle shop to help raise this fantastic amount for the charity.