Caerphilly Council teams up with Merched Y Wawr to support charity campaign
News | Richard Gurner | Published: 14:00, Tuesday May 24th, 2011.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has teamed up with Welsh women’s organisation, Merched Y Wawr to support a special charity campaign.
For the next month, the council will recycle all mobile phones and ink cartridges used by itself to raise cash for Save the Children’s ‘No Child Born to Die’ campaign.
Council employee Maureen Potter, who is also a member of the local branch of Merched Y Wawr, contacted the chief executive Anthony O’Sullivan to ask for the local authority’s support.
Mr O’Sullivan said: “As a council, we support a wide range of excellent charitable causes, and when I was approached to help raise money to save lives by doing something as simple as donating used ink cartridges and mobile phones there was no doubt in my mind that we would team up with Merched Y Wawr to help collect as much as we could.”
Save the Children’s ‘No Child Born To Die’ campaign aims to stop 8 million children from dying from preventable causes such as diarrhoea, malaria and measles before they reach the age of five.
It is also supporting the work Save the Children does here in Wales to help ensure that the poorest children in our communities have a fair chance in life.
On average an old ink cartridge is worth a £1 and an old mobile phone can collect £5 or more when recycled.
Residents are being urged to bring in their old cartridges and mobiles to the council offices at the main receptions of Pontllanfraith House, in Pontllanfraith, and Penallta House, in Tredomen.