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Happy School Bags Collections

Happy School Bags - Textile Recycling Scheme


The School Association organises regular textile collections through the Happy School Bag Fundraising Scheme.  The dates of the collections will be shared on the school calendar, on the Widmer End School PTA Facebook page and through flyers sent home with the children.

This scheme is designed to help schools raise funds and to help the environment by diverting discarded but reusable textiles away from landfill.  To take part you simply need to fill  bags with unwanted but clean clothing.  They accept reusable, clean children’s and adult clothes including paired shoes, accessories (hats, belts, handbags, etc…).   The more you fill up the bag the more the school can raise; we receive a competitive rate of up to 65p per kilo.  You can ask your friends and family to fill bags too! 


- Reusable clean and dry clothes
- Reusable paired shoes and footwear
- Fashion accessories, Handbags, Belts, light jewellery, scarves, hats, etc...
- Console games, souvenirs ‚Äč(small decorative ornaments, unwanted gift boxsets)

- Single shoes
- Mats, Carpets
- Duvets, Pillows, Blankets, Bedlinen
- Curtains
- Bric-a-Brac
- Dirty-Damaged-Wet-Damp-Smelly items
- Old Fashioned Clothing
- No uniforms or toys (soft or hard)
- No Books - DVD's

On a collection day, please bring your bags to the front of the school building  by 9am . If you drop your children off at the alley gate, PTA members or older pupils will be on hand to carry the bags to the front of the school for you. If you can’t drop bags on the day please contact a member of the PTA as we can store some bags offsite before the day. Please be mindful of our neighbours if parking near school. 


This is a fantastic opportunity to raise eco-friendly awareness amongst children. Everyone can take part so spread the word and let’s get fundraising! 

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