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Aylesford Newsprint raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Recycled paper firm Aylesford Newsprint has renewed its charity sponsorship of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and sealed the deal with a cheque for £21,000.

 

The money was raised at a gala evening held last Saturday attended by MRW and many other organisations from the waste and recycling sector.

 

Four defibrillators will be bought with the cash. Aylesford committed to continue its support for GOSH and donate £32,500 during the next five years. Its recycling area manager said feedback received about the evening was fabulous.

 

Aylesford Newsprint has been supporting GOSH since June 1995 and has donated more than £165,000 excluding amounts raised at auctions. The Kent-based recycling firms relationship with GOSH was established when it set up the Blue Bank newsprint recycling scheme. In order to encourage people to recycle, Aylesford pledged to donate to the charity depending on the tonnages of material collected.

 

This is the only the second time that Aylesford Newsprint has organised such an event. Guests bid for auction items including a signed photo of George Best, tickets to Arsenal and a Coronation Street goody bag. Snooker legend Willie Thorne ran the auction and entertained guests.

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