Bryson Celebrates Successful Recycling Charity Campaign
Bryson Recycling has donated £6690 to two local charities through their “Recycling Rewards” campaign.
Each year Bryson donates £1 to charity for every tonne of garden waste collected through their brown bin collection service that they provide on behalf of Conwy County Borough Council.
From the start of October 2021 to the end of September 2022, Bryson collected 6690 tonnes of garden waste, setting their donation amount at £6690. This year they shortlisted two local charities, Conwy Mind and Hope Restored, and asked Conwy residents to help them choose how much to donate to each through an online vote.
Councillor Geoff Stewart, Cabinet Member responsible for Neighbourhood and the Environment at Conwy County Borough Council, said: "I am delighted that both selected charities will benefit significantly from the Bryson Recycling scheme and particularly at this time of year. My sincere thanks go to all the staff involved at Conwy County Borough Council and at Bryson Recycling and to our residents for their commitment to recycling. Both charities are equally deserving and will make excellent use of the support and indeed would welcome any further assistance residents may wish to offer. To everyone, I wish you a very festive season, particularly mindful of those presently most in need”.
Conwy Mind support better mental health and wellbeing to people across Conwy County through the delivery of a wide range of inclusive services. They received 53% of the votes resulting in a donation of £3546. Commenting on the donation, Denise Roberts, CEO at Conwy Mind said ‘We want to thank everyone who voted for us, this money will go towards providing vital mental health support to people in Conwy, through one-to-one support and groups. Here at Conwy Mind, we are here for everyone and together we can support better mental health for the year ahead’.
Hope Restored operate a food bank and offer a wide range of help and advice to make the lives of the homeless and needy people in the Llandudno area just a little bit more bearable. They received 47% of the vote and a donation of £3144. Hope Restored Founder, Brenda Fogg said: “We want to thank Bryson for this amazing opportunity and everyone who voted for us. This is a large amount of money for us to receive at the most critical time of year, and it will allow us to continue to help all those who use our services during these unprecedented times.”
Mark Ellis, Community Engagement Manager at Bryson Recycling said: “As a local social enterprise it’s great to be able to give back to those who need support the most. This year’s Recycling Rewards campaign has exceeded all expectations with over 2000 people participating in our online poll. Thank you to all the local residents who got involved in the campaign this year – either by voting for their favourite charity or by recycling their garden waste”.
The garden waste service provides households with fortnightly collections of garden waste from home. For further details please visit www.brysonrecycling.org.
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