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Illustration of terraced houses and sunny weather to promote an upcoming donation drive, which also serves as an opportunity to support worthy causes and be more sustainable

Donations wanted for charity collection led by University staff, students and local partners

The University and Loughborough Students’ Union are working with local partners to initiate a community donation drive later this month for a number of causes.

They are asking students to put aside any unwanted items that fall under any of the following categories:

  • Unused make up, toiletries and sanitary products
  • Unopened canned food and dried goods
  • Blankets
  • Unwanted bras

Volunteers will be visiting homes located near the Student Triangle in Loughborough on 28 March from 12pm-2.30pm to collect residents’ donations. Alternatively, you can drop off items at the Rosebery Centre on Storer Road from 12pm-2pm on the same date.

If you have had a flyer about this initiative pushed through your door and wish to donate items, please attach this flyer to a bag and place it outside your property so our volunteers know it is to be collected for this cause.

The donations will be used to support local organisations including the YMCA in Leicester, the Social Supermarket at John Storer House, and the LSU’s Food Drive. They will also be donated to organisations currently supporting Ukrainian refugees. Any bras will be sent to developing countries around the world to support small businesses, where bras are typically expensive to produce locally.

Community Warden Jenny Ardley commented: “I think it is vital that Loughborough University contributes to its local community as much as possible. It is so important for us to be proactive in sustainability practices; items that are regularly thrown away can make a positive contribution to local, national and international charities and collecting these items also reduces the amount of waste to landfill.

“This multi-agency partnership event is ensuring that the University Community Wardens, LSU Action, Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough College, Charnwood Police, the YMCA, John Storer House, the Social Supermarket, and others work together to maximise all of our resources and contribute positively to people's lives.”