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Clothes for Charity

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Thyroid UK is working with Clothes for Charity, an organisation that collects your unwanted clothing in order to raise funds for charities.

Recycling your clothes can raise vital funds for us and because we work with Clothes for Charity, it will be a hassle free experience for you. You won’t have to fill your car boot up with clothing, drive to town and find a parking space and carry the clothing from your boot into the charity shop.  All you have to do is use your computer and fill up a bag!

Clothes for charity provide a secure, trackable way to donate clothes online.  All you have to do is nominate Thyroid UK as your charity, request a donation bag and arrange a collection from a place that suits you. They will then email you to let you know your clothes arrived safely. And best of all, Thyroid UK will receive £200 per ton, which means we can do even more great work with your generous donation.

Here’s how it works:

    1. Register your details on the Clothes for Charity website - www.clothesforcharity.org.uk/sign-in
    2. Visit the ‘find a charity’ tab to choose Thyroid UK or go directly via this link: www.clothesforcharity.org.uk/charities/donate/thyroid-uk
    3. Request a bag which will be posted out with a barcode and instructions on what to do next.
    4. Fill the bag up with clothes, shoes & accessories (see below).  The minimum weight is 15kg and the maximum weight is 25kg.  The more you fill it up, the more funds you will make for Thyroid UK!
    5. When you’re ready, go back to the website, log in and arrange a collection. They will arrange to pick up from home, work or wherever suits you.  
    6. Parcelforce will then collect your bag between 1pm and 6pm. If you book before 2pm you can also get next day collections.
    7. Once it’s been safely received and scanned, you will receive a Thank You email.

What Can I Put in the Bag?

Only new and used good quality clothing in good, reusable condition should be put in the bag such as hats and scarves, jumpers and shirts, trousers and skirts and shoes. Bags, belts, towels, sheets, jewellery and accessories are also accepted.

The following cannot be accepted:

  • Bric-a-brac
  • Furnishings (curtains, carpets, rugs etc.)
  • Electricals
  • Underwear (including socks and tights)
  • Pillows and duvets
  • Specialist clothing (ethnic clothing, uniforms, personalised clothing etc.)

This is an easy way to support Thyroid UK and help you to clear out your wardrobe at the same time!
For more information on donating your clothes go to: www.clothesforcharity.org.uk



Jewellery Recycling

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What do I do?

      • Sort through your drawers and jewellery boxes for all those broken, unwanted bits and pieces.

      • Gold, silver, watches, costume jewellery, odd earrings, snapped chains, and broken watches.

      • Find any Old/New UK and foreign bank notes. Any unwanted currency from ANY country and of any age, so all of those obsolete pre-euro notes are fantastic!

      • Collect items from all your friends and family too.

      • Place your items in an envelope or jiffy bag and send them to the free post address.

Where do I sent my recycling?

To donate Jewellery and Old/New UK and Foreign Banknotes for the benefit of Thyroid UK simply wrap and pack your items in your own packaging.

If items are fragile please wrap them in recycled paper or tissue paper and send free of charge to:

Thyroid UK
B77 4RP


If you would like Thyroid UK to acknowledge receipt of your donation, please include your name and address inside the envelope.

For more information follow the link, http://recyclingforgoodcauses.org/individuals.html




Give a Car

Now also acceptng mobility scooters, ride-on lawnmowers and farm machinery!

give a carDonate Your Scrap Car to Thyroid UK!

Givacar.co.uk is a social enterprise that raises money for charities by accepting donations of unwanted cars.

Giveacar arranges the collection of your vehicle for free, and every car is either recycled to high environmental standards, or sold at auction.

The profits of each sale are then directed to a charity of your choice - so please support Thyroid UK by donating your unwanted car to us through Giveacar!

  • Any car or vehicle collected
  • Nationwide coverage
  • Free collection

To donate a car to Thyroid UK, please click here to go directly to the Thyroid UK page on the Giveacar website.


Takeback Ltd

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Don't bin your empty ink cartridges - recycle them!

Every year over 500 million empty toner and inkjet cartridges (“empties”) go to landfill. Takeback Ltd’s aim is to help reduce this figure and help to save the environment. As part of their environmental commitment Takeback Ltd aim to comply and where possible exceed all legislative requirements; prevent pollution and increase the positive impact occurring as a result of their activities; continually improve and monitor all environmental procedures and considerations; reduce consumption of resources and improve efficiency in the use of these resources; actively promote recycling both internally and amongst their customers and suppliers and not to send any toner, inkjet cartridges or mobile phones to landfill.
You can help save the environment and help Thyroid UK raise funds too by sending us your used cartridges (except Epson cartridges or compatibles).
The “bag check” option on their website, allows you to type in the ink type, brand and number and this will tell you whether or not it is acceptable

If Takeback accept your ink cartridges, then simply send them to Thyroid UK and we will put them with our collection until we have enough to send off.

For more information take a look at their website: http://www.takeback.ltd.uk


Cash for Cartridges

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Cash for Cartridges are able to recycle some cartridges that are not recycled by other companies. They do not accept toner cartridges, though.

For an easier option to help us raise funds, simply send your empty ink cartridges to us and
we'll sort them and send them off. They will pay us up to £4.50 per cartridge, depending on the brand, so it will really help us if you send your empty cartridges!