The British Heart Foundation’s ‘Pack for Good’ campaign gives you the opportunity to donate unwanted items such as clothes, electrical items, books and furniture to British Heart Foundation collection banks and boxes in our university managed accommodation on and off campus and at some of our off campus partnership halls of residences.
In 2017, the University of Lincoln has joined forces with British Heart Foundation to support the ‘Pack for Good’ campaign.
The donated items — which would otherwise likely have ended up in landfill — are taken to British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity shops, where they are sold on to make money. The money raised supports the lifesaving research and work of the BHF. The donations are greatly received all year round, but especially during the summer months as it is a time where shops typically receive fewer donations than during other months of the year.
After a successful trial campaign at one of our university managed developments off campus in 2017, it was decided that we would introduce clothing banks and boxes in to our halls on campus too. We are very proud of all our residents for donating their unwanted items and are very pleased to announce that we were able to collect 3,229 bags of donations for the BHF’s ‘Pack for Good’ campaign!
This represents over £45,641 in total funds to the BHF, used to research all heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors. It also meant that a significant amount of waste (the equivalent of 4.3 elephants or 2 double decker buses!) was diverted away from landfill, with over 262,292 kgs of greenhouse gas emissions saved!
We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings…