Spicerhaart have launched a new initiative at their head office with a charity clothes recycling project.
The UK’s largest independent estate agency group are based in Colchester, Essex, and have been bringing in pre-loved clothes for their colleagues.
Staff can take home whatever outfits they would like in exchange for a donation to Magic Moments, the company’s in-house charity, which supports children and their families that are going through the hospice journey with a magical trip to Disneyland Paris. Any items which remain unclaimed after a period of time will be donated to local homeless charity Beacon House.
Pippa Major, Magic Moments Board Member and Operations Manager & Business Analyst to the Group Managing Director at Spicerhaart, said: “Our Spicerhaart family have been donating preloved clothes, so that others can enjoy them, which is incredibly important for the sustainability of our planet.
“We are helping the environment by reducing our carbon emissions, reducing unnecessary use of water and energy whilst both minimising our contributions to landfill and incinerators. It’s our way of educating and ensuring that our family are conscious consumers, while supporting our own charity at the same time.
“We’re also encouraging them to bring in other items, such as books, which people can enjoy in their breaks, and household groceries which may otherwise go to waste.”
Spicerhaart are working on how to roll out similar initiatives to help staff working from home, or in branches up and down the country.
Antony Lark, Spicerhaart Group Managing Director, said: “As a company we take our responsibilities to protect our environment seriously and I am delighted to see initiatives like this really come to life.
“What’s particularly pleasing is how these ideas have been generated by individuals.
“Pippa, as an example, has shown great passion for this and it is going to be a huge success in so many ways.”