Scrap used to help charity

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An award-winning metal recycling firm has turned scrap metal into cash for another Cornish charity.

Henry Orchard and Sons, based in St Austell, has donated £2,539.59 to Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Children's Hospice South West's Sarah Stott and Henry Orchard
Children’s Hospice South West’s Sarah Stott and Henry Orchard

Henry Orchard, managing director of Henry Orchard and Sons, said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability we chose a number of charities each year to donate to.

“We chose Children’s Hospice South West as we believe the work they do to help local families with life-limited children should be supported.”

Henry and his team generated the donation from scrap that customers brought to site over the last 12 months.

Henry said: “Quite often the customers will bring in just a small amount of metal from a garage or shed clearance.

“They just want to get it out of the way and they are more than happy to donate the metal value to charity.

“We’re pleased that we were able to turn that metal in to £2,500 to go to support local families and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without out loyal customers.”

Sarah Stott, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser for CHSW, said: “On behalf of everyone at CHSW I would like to offer my thanks to Henry Orchard and to everyone who has been so generous in donating the value of their recycled goods to us.

“This donation will go towards helping us to continue offering the care and support that we do to children with life limiting conditions and their families here at Little Harbour.”

“We rely entirely on voluntary donations so every penny raised really is vital in helping us care for local families with life-limited children.”