WARDRobe textile donation bank helps raise funds for rescue dogs

castlefield kennels

WARDRobe, the textile recycling division of Derbyshire based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has installed a textile bank at a dog rescue centre in Ilkeston to help raise funds for abandoned animals.

Located at the top of the drive at Castlefield Kennels in Ilkeston, the large, green textile bank is intended for donations of pre-loved, quality clothing. It is part of much-needed fundraising for its animal shelter programme and for every tonne of second hand clothing and textiles collected in the bank, Ward donates to the charity.

Clare Harby, general Manager at WARDRobe, said:

“Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Kennels are having difficulty rehoming their animals and the cost of providing shelter and food is ongoing. Having one of our textile banks on site is a fantastic way to raise vital funds to support their work. We have already collected a large amount of stock from the bank, which we will process and aim to give the textiles a new lease of life in second hand clothing markets around the world.

During the lockdown periods the majority of textile bank providers have had to close their  doors and taped up banks. However, we are still operating and providing our collection services, doing what we can to support the local community.”

Promoting the textile bank on its Facebook page, Castlefield Kennels, said:

“If you have been to the kennels or driven past over the last few months you may have noticed a large green container at the top of the drive.

Ward has offered a fund raising opportunity for Castlefield Dog Rescue who will receive a donation in return for any items of clothing deposited in the container.

So, if you’ve been busy in lockdown having a clear out then here’s one way to avoid queues at the tip or waiting for other charity shops to open.”

Thanks to the donations from the local community, the charity has already ready received several hundred pounds and hopes that it will continue to be a positive fundraising stream to help support their work with rescue dogs.

For more information on Ward’s textile recycling and reuse services to to request a clothing bank, visit our page.