Surrey Air Ambulance Trust

Recycling - End of an era!

Over the years we have raised tens of thousands of pounds through recycling wastepaper, cardboard, inkjet cartridges, mobile phones, used stamps and even second hand books. The amount of money raised, has made a significant contribution to the development of our air ambulance service.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and it is therefore with great regret that I must inform you that for health and safety and fire hazard reasons, we are having to cease recycling at the Marden base, with immediate effect.

This is because our Insurers have advised us that the associated risk of storing recycling materials will necessitate the installation of sophisticated smoke detection and sprinkler systems and a significant increase in our insurance premium that will outweigh any of the profits we can achieve. Additionally, they are concerned about potential fire hazards being stored so closely to a three and half million pound helicopter!

There is one piece of good news and that is, if you have been collecting inkjet cartridges for us, you can now take these directly to your nearest branch of Cartridge World.

Find your nearest store

I am sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news to those of you who have worked so hard with our recycling initiatives.

May I once again thank you all for your sterling efforts; I hope we will be able to direct all our energies into other areas of the charity's fundraising.

Yours sincerely,

David Philpott

David Philpott
Chief Executive