Pack for Good Campaign raises over £30,000k to fund life-saving British Heart Foundation research

Thank you students and local residents in Bath!

Preloved items donated to the British Heart Foundation by students and members of the local community has meant that over 19 tonnes of waste has been diverted from landfill and over £30,000 has been raised to fund heart and circulatory research.

The British Heart Foundation’s Pack for Good Campaign is designed to encourage students to part with good quality, unwanted items at the end of the academic year.

By doing this, students’ second-hand clothes, utensils, electronic equipment, and books can all be resold to help fund research and, at the same time, cut down on waste going to landfill.

 

Donation breakdown:

University of Bath 10 tonnes diverted from landfill – equivalent to 104,131kg CO2 emissions £17,906
Bath Spa University 3.8 tonnes diverted from landfill – equivalent to 38,835kg CO2 emissions £6,678
B&NES 2 tonnes diverted from landfill – equivalent to 19,377kg CO2 emissions £3,332
Bath total* 19 tonnes diverted from landfill – equivalent to 191,572kg CO2 emissions) £32,942

* includes additional private student accommodation.

 

The annual campaign, now in it’s eighth year, runs throughout the summer and provides convenient way for students across the city to recycle any unwanted items as they pack to leave their accommodation at the end of the academic year.

 

For more information on the 2021 Pack for Good Campaign, see the University of Bath website, ‘Pack for Good Campaign’ nets over £30,000 to fund life-saving British Heart Foundation research.

To find out more about British Heart Foundation donation points see https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/pack-for-good/planning-your-campaign/clothing-banks-and-donation-boxes.

 

Donations were also made to Julian House, Mercy in Action, Genesis Trust, Bath Food Bank, and Cats and Dogs Home as part of the Student Community Partnership’s wider Moving Out Campaign. These donations helped raised money for vital support and items for those in need across the city.

 

We will be supporting British Heart Foundation and other local charities once again in summer 2022 as part of our 2022 Moving Out Campaign, but don’t forget you can donate items to all of the charities listed throughout the year.