NI Hospice benefits from ‘£1 a tonne’ drive

Declan Reynolds from Bryson Recycling and Eva Toil from the NI Hospice mark the success of the recent �'1 a tonne campaign' which will see Bryson donate over 215bricks to the Hospice rebuild at Somerton Road in Belfast.
Declan Reynolds from Bryson Recycling and Eva Toil from the NI Hospice mark the success of the recent �'1 a tonne campaign' which will see Bryson donate over 215bricks to the Hospice rebuild at Somerton Road in Belfast.

Northern Ireland’s leading recycling company, Bryson Recycling is helping to create a lasting legacy for the local community with NI Hospice thanks to its annual ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign.

The unique charity initiative has been encouraging local householders for the past ten years to recycle more for a worthwhile cause and this year, Bryson has raised £6482 for the Hospice rebuild at Somerton Road, Belfast.

For every tonne recycled through Bryson’s weekly kerbside box collection to over 170,000 homes across the province from December to March, £1 is donated to a local charity.

Eric Randall, Director of Bryson Recycling said: “We want to thank all householders in Northern Ireland for contributing towards this year’s special campaign with NI Hospice as they continue to provide specialist hospice care for people with a terminal illness and their families in communities across Northern Ireland.

“This amount has enabled us to donate over 215 bricks towards the new NI Hospice.

“The ‘£1 a tonne’ is an important part of our CSR activity at Bryson Recycling and all employees have the chance to nominate an annual charity. Over the last ten years we have donated over £40,000 to local projects, which is very encouraging.”

Ellen Hillen, Corporate Fundraising Manager from the NI added: “We are delighted with the valuable support received from Bryson Recycling. Every penny from the ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign donated will allow us to progress with the rebuild and provide much needed specialist nursing care.”

Bryson Recycling is part of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, the Bryson Charitable Group. It offers a weekly recycling collection service to over 170,000 homes across the province throughout six council areas including Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh and Newtownabbey.

The new Hospice at Somerton Road will be a state of the art facility and will care for thousands of people and their families over its lifetime.