Thursday 9th April 2009 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston is to donate its used toner cartridges to aid the Red Cross, which provides a variety of services, both locally and nationally. Several thousand pounds worth of cartridges are used at Brooke Weston annually and the scheme is a way both to help the environment and support the work of the Red Cross in Northamptonshire.
Used cartridges are sent off to be recycled and money is donated to the Red Cross for each one used. The local branch offers first aid courses and support at events, medical equipment, therapeutic care and support for those affected by fires or emergencies. Nationally they also offer teaching resources and services for refugees as well as keeping families in touch through an international tracing and messaging service.
IT Technician, Mr Kevin Boyle said: 'Previously we had donated our cartridges to another charity but we felt that we would like to now help the Red Cross as it does a lot of different work in the local area, particularly helping children, then that would be beneficial.'
It is thought that, so far, Brooke Weston is the only school in the area to donate used cartridges to aid the Red Cross, but the local co-ordinator would also welcome contributions from other schools and businesses. For more information on how you can help just click on the link below.