Christmas is a time for giving


As a family business, one of our core values is a commitment to helping the local community and charities where possible. Christmas is a real time for giving at Printwaste HQ. We are supporting several Gloucestershire charities during the month of December, and each of them align with our environmental commitment. CCP, Sue Ryder and Colbalt will all benefit from our help and support during this festive season.

Hamper Scamper

Hamper Scamper is an annual campaign which is run by Caring for Communities and People (CCP). The campaign aims to relieve some of the financial and emotional burden that the festive season presents for many families. The charity expects to surpass the number of referrals received last year which resulted in 2,136 hampers and 2,005 gifts. CCP will need 60,000 items of food of which 10,600 will be individual packets of crisps. One of the biggest challenges for the team is the logistics of moving donations from companies and individuals across to the CCP packing HQ in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. We collected 330 gifts from St James Place in Cirencester and transported them back to Cheltenham for the team. We also made our own team donation to Hamper Scamper too.

The Hamper Scamper campaign is now closed for 2022, but if you’d like to support CCP in their work they are always incredibly grateful for any donations. The Community Pantry operates all year and supports families and individuals facing an immediate crisis and requiring a food parcel. You can donate food or a financial contribution towards a food parcel.

Christmas Card recycling at Colbalt

Printwaste will be supporting Colbalt in their efforts to encourage people to upcycle their Christmas cards again this year. Each year, Colbalt launches an appeal for businesses and members of the public to donate their used Christmas cards so that they can be recycled, re-made into new cards to be sold the following year to raise vital funds for the charity.

We will once again be encouraging our customers to donate their used Christmas Cards to this worthy cause, and we will also offer our services to recycle any leftover waste free of charge. Christmas cards can be dropped off at Thirlestaine Breast Clinic in Cheltenham from Tuesday 3 to Sunday 15 January. So please do keep any cards that you receive this festive season. The cards need to remain whole in order to be upcycled, so please do not cut the backs off the cards or change them in any other way.

If you have any cards that you will be willing to donate to Colbalt, our crews will be happy to collect these from you alongside your usual collection. Please let your account manager know so that we can communicate with our collection teams.

Sue Ryder Treecycling

Your tree may have only just gone up, but we will be there to support you when it comes down! We will be supporting Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice with their Treecycling campaign in January 2023. We send one of our vans out and about across Cheltenham and Gloucester to collect trees on behalf of the charity. These are then chipped into mulch and reused on land locally. The campaign in January 2022 saw more than 1,200 trees collected and we helped Sue Ryder raise an incredible £17,000 for the hospice. To book your collection please visit the Sue Ryder website




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