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article imageHospice 'unlocks' funds by recycling keys to raise money

By Lesley Lanir     Nov 24, 2013 in Odd News
Ashton-under-lyne - Willow Wood, a UK hospice, has started an innovative scheme of collecting and recycling keys to help raise thousands of pounds so they can continue to provide palliative care for local people suffering with life-threatening illnesses.
Set in a tranquil location, Willow Wood Hospice has 'unlocked' a new scheme of collecting old keys and sending them for recycling to raise money for those in need of their specialist palliative care. The idea of key recycling came from the hospice's fund raiser John Fellowes. John was about to throw away some keys when it occurred to him that many people probably have sets of all types of keys from old house keys to those from bike locks and padlocks that are just left lying around unused in their homes.
After checking around, John found out that there weren't any local schemes of key collections and recycling, so, together with a Manchester-based company Singletons Metal Recycling they launched a "joint key amnesty."
John said: "It's a simple idea and we are hoping for all types of keys to be donated: brass, steel, tin, and aluminum - they will all help and it's just not old house keys we would like. Padlock keys, shed keys and bike lock keys are just a few of the types of keys we are hoping people will donate - in fact we could even recycle the old locks as well."
So, even if you are not located in this area — key and lock recycling might be something your community could consider too.
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