Recycling raises funds for hospice

Declan Reynolds, from Bryson Recycling, and Eva Toil, from the NI Hospice, announce the fundraising total of �6482 from the annual '�1 a tonne' campaign, which will go towards the hospice rebuild. INNT 16-458-CON
Declan Reynolds, from Bryson Recycling, and Eva Toil, from the NI Hospice, announce the fundraising total of �6482 from the annual '�1 a tonne' campaign, which will go towards the hospice rebuild. INNT 16-458-CON

A recycling initiative has raised £6,482 for the new Northern Ireland Hospice through its annual “£1 a tonne campaign”.

For the past ten years, Bryson Recycling has been encouraging local householders to recycle more refuse for a worthy cause.

This year, the proceeds will be donated towards the hospice rebuild at Somerton Road in Belfast.

For every tonne recycled through Bryson’s weekly kerbside box collection. to more than 170,000 homes across the province, from December to March, £1 is donated to a local charity.

Eric Randall, director of Bryson Recycling, commented: “We want to thank all householders in Northern Ireland for contributing towards this year’s special campaign with NI Hospice as they continue to provide specialist hospice care for people with a terminal illness and their families in communities across Northern Ireland.

“This amount has enabled us to donate over 215 bricks towards the new NI Hospice.

“The ‘£1 a tonne’ is an important part of our CSR activity at Bryson Recycling and all employees have the chance to nominate an annual charity.

“Over the last ten years, we have donated over £40,000 to local projects, which is very encouraging.”

Ellen Hillen, corporate fundraising manager from the Northern Ireland Hospice, added: “We are delighted with the valuable support received from Bryson Recycling.

“Every penny from the ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign donated will allow us to progress with the rebuild and provide much needed specialist nursing care.”