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Recycling project raises over £25,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Lesa Snook and Sam Peters kick-started the project back in 2014. Picture credits: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

A voluntary recycling group have hit the £25,000-mark as part of efforts to support the Wiltshire Air Ambulance service.

Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance was launched as a Facebook page in 2014 by founders Lesa Snook and Sam Peters, with the goal of raising money for the air ambulance service and supporting the environment.

They have now raised over £25,000 thanks to large-scale recycling efforts across the county.

At first the project saw coffee pods recycled and its has now developed crisp packet, pet food pouches and oral care recycling schemes.

Volunteers across Wiltshire were recruited to be used as drop-off points, but the group's founders are now urging more people to get involved tohelp the project keep up with demand.

Sam Peters said:

“The support everyone has shown so far is tremendous and we’ve been able to raise over £2,000 a month for the past year, taking the overall tally of funds raised to date to £25,800, with plenty more in the kitty at Terracycle going towards the next money drop!

“With so many schemes now included in Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance, we need more pairs of hands to help us.

"We couldn’t have raised such a huge amount without volunteers across the county acting as drop off points and we’re so grateful to everyone who has helped out so far, but we need more.”

Recycle for Wiltshire Air Ambulance are especially keen on volunteers across Westbury, Warminster and Marlborough getting involved.

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