Recycling’s Christmas gift to charities

At the cheque presentation are (l to r) Alison Drinnan from the Dementia Caf�; Councillor James Coyle, convener of the planning and transportation committee; Mhairi McDonald from CLIC Sargent; Councillor Helen McKenna, convener of the environmental services dommittee; and Tom McGowan, Waste Management project officer.
At the cheque presentation are (l to r) Alison Drinnan from the Dementia Caf�; Councillor James Coyle, convener of the planning and transportation committee; Mhairi McDonald from CLIC Sargent; Councillor Helen McKenna, convener of the environmental services dommittee; and Tom McGowan, Waste Management project officer.
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NORTH Lanarkshire residents’ efforts to recycle their household waste saw three charities received a surprise Christmas present.

Last year the council achieved a 43 per cent recycling rate. To celebrate it donated a total of £6,000 to CLIC Sargent, NHS Lanarkshire – Living with Dementia information café, and St Andrew’s Hospice.

Councillor Helen McKenna, convener of the environmental services committee, said: “Recycle for Good is our way of recognising the public’s support in helping us increase the amount of rubbish we recycle.

“More and more people want to recycle as much of their household waste as possible, to help reduce their carbon footprint.”

Every penny raised for CLIC Sargent will be used to help provide emotional, financial and practical help to children and young people with cancer and leukaemia and their families.

Katie Mulgrew, director of fundraising at St Andrew’s Hospice said: “We appreciate this generous donation from North Lanarkshire Council’s Recycle for Good initiative.”

Senior charge nurse Alison Drinnan, on behalf of the dementia café team, said: “This money will help people to continue to receive help and support via our free dementia information café.”