Raise funds for children with a spring clean

Geoff Cummins, Chief Executive for the charity bibic
Geoff Cummins, Chief Executive for the charity bibic

Householders from Horsham who are planning to spring-clean and de-clutter their homes this February (2014) can help provide life-changing assistance for children from the town at the same time.

Anyone cleaning out cupboards and finding old mobile phones, MP3 players, CDs and DVDs they no longer want can give them away to be recycled to raise funds for charity.

Geoff Cummins, Chief Executive for the national charity bibic, explained: “The money raised from recycling these unwanted items will go towards our work changing the lives of children with developmental difficulties.

“Not only will the donors feel that they have gained some extra space at home they will also feel great about saving these items from going to landfill and also helping children achieve a better life.”

bibic is a registered charity that receives no government funding and relies on support and donations to provide the life-changing help needed by many children and their families.

It helps children and young people aged from six months to 18-years-old with conditions affecting their social, communication and learning abilities to achieve their potential for a happier and more fulfilled life.

These include developmental conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and brain injury.

The charity has a national assessment centre in Somerset and families from all over the country use this. It also offers support to families nationwide in their own homes.

Its therapists work closely with families to create a therapy programme, which provides them with the skills and strategies to support their child or children.

It is able to recycle mobile phones, MP3 players, CDs, DVDs, empty printer cartridges and batteries, and requests people send their items for recycling.

For more information, please call bibic on 01458 253344, visit www.bibic.org.uk, follow the charity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bibic_charity or log on to http://on.fb.me/18Cg8j2.

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