28 February 2017
Dear Parent/Carer ‘Phil’ the Bag
As part of our ongoing commitment to recycling and because it is ‘Waste Week’, week commencing
Monday 6 March 2017 we have again signed up to ‘Phil the Bag’ a fundraising programme which
recycles your old unwanted clothing and turns it into cash.
The money raised will as always be donated to Coco’s Foundation (www.cocosfoundation.co.uk).
The foundation is committed to the continuous support of the Ubombo children’s orphanage in
Last year you raised £91 and together with the £420.81 from the 2016 school disco we were able
to donate a generous £511.81 to Coco’s.
‘Phil the Bag’ not only develops the children’s sense of enterprise but also teaches them about
the importance of recycling and how we can protect the environment. Did you know that textiles
make up 12% of landfill sites?
The more clothing we collect – adult and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, hats and
household textiles including sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, curtains and towels the more
money we will receive in exchange for these products.
You can support our ‘Phil the Bag’ fundraising programme by donating your unwanted textiles
in black bin bags and bringing them into school on our ‘Phil the Bag’ Recycle Day –
Thursday 9 March 2017 – BEFORE 9AM. We have a collection area for the bags by the
gathering dust in the wardrobe, please use them to ‘Phil’ the bag! Don’t forget to ask grandparents,
friends and neighbours to have a good clear out too!
PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT THE CLOTHING IS FOR RE-USE SO SHOULD BE IN A WEARABLE CONDITION.
With your help I’m sure we can raise more than last year! I look forward to receiving your support
for this fantastic fundraising initiative.
G Turner (Mrs)