SCHOOL pupils celebrated top textile recycling success.
Tonnes of unwanted textiles have been collected by primary school students across Conwy. With the help of recycling social enterprise Crest Co-operative, the clothing has been turned into jobs for local people.
This week Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn in Llandudno and Ysgol Eglwysbach were named top textile recyclers.
In just one year the eco champions have collected more than 3 tonnes of textiles.
Crest Co-operative has donated more than
£4, 000 to Conwy schools in the last 12 months.
Leanne Forbes, school teacher at Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn, said: “Crest donates money to us for every tonne of textiles collected, it’s a great way to raise money and we have even opened an eco bank account.
“We have used the funds to buy shrubs, planters and paint for the school grounds.
We will even be growing our own vegetables soon. Crest’s textile recycling
scheme is now our main fundraiser. We have had great support from the
After collecting bags of clothing for a year, Ysgol Ffordd Dyffryn joined Crest
Co-operative’s purple bank appeal. A bright purple textile bank was sited in
the school playground to help staff, parents and pupils raise even more money.
Clothes collected are sold in Crest Co-operative’s two community stores in Llandudno
Junction and Colwyn Bay. All funds create work placements for Conwy and
Denbighshire’s unemployed and adults with learning disabilities.
To find your nearest textile bank click here or call 01492 596783.