As John explains in the video above, Helipads For Hospitals really does offer a Win-Win:
- By picking up cans YOU can reduce litter, improving our local environment
- By recycling aluminium cans, YOU can reduce the need to mine bauxite, the raw material, and save energy
- By donating cans to Helipads For Hospitals (H4H) YOU could save lives
How can you donate cans?
It’s easy… just e-mail Helipads4Hospitals@gmail.com giving us your street address (including postcode for our SatNav), your telephone number(s) and the number of bags or cans you have.
How many cans are needed?
We have recently reviewed our earliest estimates about how many cans we will need for each helipad. We know a helipad will require about 80 tonnes of aluminium. We are now working on the basis of the charity needing about 5.7 million cans for each helipad.
Where can you donate cans?
The current sites of our Big Red Bins are:
|BRB 0001||Shepshed||Britannia St, Shepshed, Loughborough||LE12 9AE|
|BRB 0002||Ruskington||St Georges Academy, Sleaford Rd, Ruskington, Lincs||NG34 9BY|
|BRB 0003||Sleaford||Sleaford High School, Jeremy St, Sleaford, Lincs||NG34 7RS|
|BRB 0004||Ruskington||Winchelsea Centre, High St N, Ruskington, Lincs||NG34 9DY|
|BRB 0005||Sleaford||Carre’s Grammar School, Northgate, Sleaford, Lincs.||NG34 7DD|
|BRB 0006||Stamford||The Cattle Market, Stamford, Lincs||PE9 2WB|
|BRB 0007||Sleaford||Hockmeyer Motors Ltd, Lincoln Rd, Sleaford, Lincs.||NG34 8NP|
|BRB 0008||Barrow upon Soar||Co-op Car Park, 19-21 High Street, Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough||LE12 8PY|
|BRB 0009||Bourne||Corn Exchange Car Park, 3 Abbey Road, Lincolnshire||PE10 9EF|
But soon we hope we will have four more BRBs…. Watch this space
You can see from the photos on this page that several Rotary clubs are supporting H4H by collecting tins and by donating the £720 (inc VAT) to provide Big Red Bins. In fact Rotarians are seeking a matching grant so for every £360 they raise or receive in donations, they can get a further £360, effectively halving the price.
So, if you or your employer has £360 — or even £720 — tucked away in a piggy bank, we would love to hear from you!
How can you help further?
Empty your cans fully — spillages of even a few drops of drinks per can can make our vehicles really stink! (Guinness and Coke seems to be the worst mix).
But empty cans take up a lot of space, so if you can crush your cans (even if just by stamping on them) they take up a lot less space in our vehicles. That means we don’t have to make so many journeys, saving time and fuel.
Members of several Freecycle groups have generously donated one-tonne builders’ bags which are an integral part of our logistics operation. If you have any spare big bags, please let us have them.
Last edited: 23:00 on 03.09.2020