Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Donors Being Misled Over Textiles
Generous donors across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are
being misled into thinking they are donating their clothing
and other textiles to their local Air Ambulance, Hampshire
and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. An organisation
called ‘Air Ambulance Service’ which is not based in
Hampshire, is putting their collecting bags through letter
boxes across the...
Love Your Air Ambulance
During February the Great Western Air Ambulance are
launching a new initiative called ‘Love Your Air
Ambulance’ month to help us raise funds to secure a new
More information can be found on their website here -
Local clothes collection service helps raise £250,000 for The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance
Bag It Up, one of the UK’s leading recycling partners, is
pleased to announce it has helped raise over £250,000 for
the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance service in under
three years. The company, which is the official recycling
partner of a significant number of the UK’s Air Ambulance
charities has already generated -...
Bag It Up supports National Air Ambulance Week 2012
In celebration of National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW) which
is taking place from 24th - 30th September, textile
recycling partner Bag It Up Ltd is encouraging
individuals, communities and businesses across the country
to support their local air ambulance.
Bag It Up has, since its inception 6 years ago, generated
over £4 million for its partner...
Yorkshire Day at Light Water Valley
Lightwater Valley has chosen Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA)
as its nominated charity for 2012.
Wednesday 1st August was Yorkshire Day coinciding with the
Yorkshire Air Ambulance fundraising day at Lightwater
Thirty eight people signed up to raise sponsorship money in
aid of the YAA by riding 10 laps on the Ultimate
rollercoaster, which in the...
The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance 5th Birthday party
The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates
their 5th birthday this year, and no birthday is complete
without a party, so that’s what they did! The Summer Fair
was held on the 30th June at Popham Airfield.
Bag It Up has been fundraising through clothing recycling
schemes, mobile phone and ink jet recycling...
Swimming to the Isle of Wight
Sunday 15th of July will stay in my memory for years to
come!! It was the day I swam to the Isle of Wight for a
charity close to my heart. With the weather unpredictable,
the sea choppy and cold (14c) I entered the water at Hurst
Castle on the Main land and with...
Wild West Solent Swim
After years of promoting recycling and fundraising for the
Air Ambulance I finally decided to take the plunge and
challenge myself to a once in a life time opportunity to
swim to the Isle of Wight. I have spent many hours talking
about The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and how
Charity’s blast over doorstep helicopter collection
By Sophie Hazan (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Published on *Thursday 3 May 2012 08:37*
* *Yorkshire Air Ambulance bosses have today hit out at a
clothing collection that is poaching potential donations to
Leaflets urging householders to donate unwanted clothes
and textiles to the Air Ambulance Service (AAS) – a
company that was shut down...
Air ambulance scam continues despite fraudsters being shut down
Yorkshire Air Ambulance is the latest air ambulance service
to issue a warning that bogus clothing collections are still
being carried out despite three collection companies being
shut down by the Insolvency Service at the end of last year.
Paul Gowland, Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s director of
fundraising, told civilsociety.co.uk that it was an
ongoing national problem that is...
Sainsbury's Appeal For Bras
SAINSBURY’S in Farlington is calling on women to donate
their old bras to help an appeal from the Hampshire and Isle
of Wight Air Ambulance.
The Fitzherbert Road store wants companies, clubs and
people to collect unwanted bras in the lead up to May 24 and
on the day itself to support the charity’s partnership
Thank you Calderdale
In response to The Big Calderdale Clear-out, we would like
to say a massive thank you to everyone who cleared out their
clobber for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Residents from
around Halifax and the Calder Valley have donated 1000s of
items to our popular recycling scheme, helping to boost
funds for this important charity.
The Big Calderdale Clear-out!
Due to popular demand, we are collecting from homes and
workplaces across Calderdale, for two weeks only!
The collection dates will be between Monday 12th - Friday
16th March, and Monday 19th - Friday 23rd March, and all
donations go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity, helping
to save lives across Yorkshire. So if you...
Losing weight? Renewing your Wardrobe?
Losing weight? Renewing your Wardrobe?
Please donate your outgrown 'larger sizes' to the Hampshire
and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance clothing donation scheme.
John Perry Chief Executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Air Ambulance said ' This is a fantastic way of supporting
the charity. The scheme has raised a staggering £1.4million
since the first recycling...
Even your Air Ambulance needs woolly socks!
Come rain, shine or even snow, the Berks, Oxon and Bucks Air
Ambulance continues to operate an emergency, life-saving
service, so please don’t forget about your local Air
Ambulance during the cold snap.
The Charity’s textile recycling banks, located throughout
the three counties, are in need of clothing to keep them
warm and to produce vital...
Thank you Dike & Son!
The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance want to say a huge
thank you to Dike & Son, and all the residents who use the
supermarket who have helped them raise a fantastic £2,000,
through hosting a clothing recycling bank in the car park.
Director Adam Vincent said: "When we first installed the
recycling bank in...
Congratulations To Our Wigan Warrior Winners!
Thank you again to those of you who entered our free prize
draw at the Wigan Warriors Road Show, in Sainsbury's, last
month. Prizes are on the way to those lucky winners,
including a season ticket, replica team shirts, t-shirts,
beanie hats and calendars.
Congratulations to the following winners: P. McNulty; B.
Osborne; M. King; K....
Three Brothers - Three Shops - Thousands Raised for Charity!
Three brothers running three Good Days News/Premier store
shops in Weston Super Mare, Somerset have raised thousands
for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
It all began in August 2009 when Tony Parker agreed to
provide a small space in the car park of his Ebdon Road
store for a clothing donation bank. Following on...
Longparish Village Hall undergoes major refurbishment
The residents of Longparish Village have helped raise £1512
for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance through
hosting a clothing recycling bank in the Village Hall car
The Hall Trustees, Jeremy and Maggie Barber, were joined by
Longparish Toddler Group to celebrate the success of the
clothing bank in the village.
The hall is...
Harrogate & Knaresborough MP calls on public to donate old mobile phones to support Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, is putting his
weight behind a campaign to help keep Yorkshire Air
Ambulance in the air. The service relies on local
fund-raising and can mean the difference between life or
death for the patients they transfer in quick time from the
scene of an accident to hospital.
The Yorkshire Air...
Thank You Locksheath Centre
The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance want to say a
huge thank you to Graham Warner at the Locksheath Centre,
and all the residents who use the shopping centre who have
helped them raise a massive £16,000, through hosting two
clothing recycling banks in the car park.
The Shopping Centre in the Warsash...
Old Clothes Make £30K
TESCO staff who helped raise £30,000 for the Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have received a big thank you
from the charity.
A textile bank was installed at the Ryde store three years
ago, as a drop-off point for old clothes and shoes.
Around three-quarters of the items donated have been sold
OUT WITH THE OLD
Having a Christmas clear-out? Instead of throwing away any
old, unwanted clothing or footwear, why not place it in a
yellow 'Keep It Up' recycling bank and help the YAA and our
Academy at the same time!
The distinctive blue, white and yellow recycling banks can
be found at various locations (below) and will accept...
The Entry Forms Are In
Thanks to all the Warriors supporters for entering our
fabulous, free prize draw. Winners will be announced in
the New Year, and Wigan goodies will be sent out to the
Many supporters came along to the Wigan Warriors Community
Foundation (WWCF) road-show at Sainsbury's in Wigan
yesterday. Team stars, George Carmont and Josh Charnley
Bag It Up For Charity
Unwanted clothing, shoes and textiles can help raise
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is asking people
who may be clearing out their wardrobes to make way for
their new Christmas Clothes to think about taking them to a
clothing bank to help them keep doing their vitial work.
For more information go...
Hoping For A More Fashionable 2012?
The crew of the Berks, Oxon and Bucks Air Ambulance are!
Please donate your unwanted clothing, shoes and textiles at
one of the Berks, Oxon and Bucks (Thames Valley & Chiltern)
Air Ambulance recycling banks this Christmas, and help to
raise life-saving funds during the festive season.
Why not clear out your unwanted clothes, textiles,...
DOUBLE RECYCLING AWARDS FROM YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE!
Congratulations were in order for the Bag It Up team, at
this year’s Yorkshire Air Ambulance Recognition Awards,
hosted by Gaynor Barnes.
Bag It Up was announced as this year’s Chairman’s Award
winners, for our on-going partnership with the Yorkshire Air
Ambulance. Since 2005, our team has provided a textile
recycling service, raising funds and awareness...
Huddersfield Town supporters urged to recycle to help Keep It Up
HUDDERSFIELD Town are urging fans to recycle unwanted
shoes, clothing and textiles to raise funds for the Keep It
They can be placed in any of four special bins situated
around the stadium at tomorrow’s home clash with Notts
County, which Town have designated their ‘green game’.
Volunteers will also be issuing special blue recycling...
BAG IT UP FOR 'KEEP IT UP' ON SATURDAY
The npower League 1 clash at home to Notts. County on
Saturday is the Club's designated 'Green Game'- and we're
asking fans to bring along their unwanted shoes, clothing
and textiles to the game with them to recycle in aid of the
'Keep It Up' campaign!
There will be four specially branded recycling bins
Rags to Riches
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) has praised its
special relationship with Bournemouth’s Castlepoint
Shopping Park, which has seen over £35,000 raised for the
charity over the past three years.
DSAA Communications Manager, Tracy Bartram, says:
“Castlepoint has not only raised a huge amount of money
but has been instrumental in raising awareness of the
Join The Bag It Up Community
We would love to keep in touch with all of our followers and
charity supporters. By joining our Bag It Up Community
today, you will never miss out on our new recycling and
fundraising schemes, competitions, and events for your
Just take a few seconds to tell us who you are by using the
TOWN STAFF SAVE OLD SOLES!
*Huddersfield Town staff have been helping to raise money
for the 'Keep It Up' campaign by donating their old unwanted
boots, shoes and trainers to the 'Save Old Soles' recycling
Staff were asked to bring their old shoes along to work
with them as part of the scheme, which was started by
Yorkshire Air Ambulance's recycling company,...
Markus Boxes Clever For Francis House
Markus Jolleys, manager of the Gascoigne Halman office in
Didsbury, has just announced a year-long campaign for
Francis House Children’s Hospice which will see the team
in Didsbury taking part in a number of fundraising
To get the campaign started, Markus and Kate Puc, Francis
House’s fundraising office manager, are urging people to
have a clear-out...
HTAFC PLAYERS HELP ‘SAVE OLD SOLES!’
*Huddersfield Town players Danny Ward, Jamie McCombe and
Jack Hunt have kicked off our new 'Save Old Soles' Shoe
Recycling Scheme with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance!*
The players visited the Air Ambulance's unit at Leeds
Bradford International Airport, bringing along their
unwanted trainers and football boots to launch the scheme
which raises funds for the 'Keep...
Marshalls support YAA through recycling in memory of colleague
Over 1200kg of clothing and shoes has been collected from
local hard landscape products company Marshalls, and donated
to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) recycling campaign.
The collection was carried out in July by the company
across their six sites in Huddersfield and Halifax, and saw
their staff amass the largest volume of shoes and...
£2.7million for National Recycling Week
This week (20 - 26 June) marks National Recycling Week, and
we are celebrating. Why? Because thanks to all of you who
have recycled with us and continue to support our partner
charities, we have raised a staggering £2.7million!
By recycling with Bag It Up, you can help change lives, and
even save lives. So...
Beware 'Air Ambulance Service' Misleads Donors
*Bag It Up would like to advise their charity supporters not
to confuse their successful recycling scheme with an
organisation known as ‘Air Ambulance Service’ after
leaflets have been canvassed in numerous areas over the last
The Yorkshire Air Ambluance Charity office, which is based
in Elland, has received a copy of a leaflet...
Beth and William Save Old Soles
Beth Blake (6) and her brother William (4) were very excited
when they saw the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
land in the park behind their house. Little did they know
that an elderly friend of theirs was being airlifted to
Southampton having suffered a heart attack!
Their friend, Ian, attends the local...
The £1 Million Clothes Drop!
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance wants to say a huge thank you to
all their supporters who have helped them raise a massive
£1million through their recycling scheme over the last 5
The life-saving Charity has been operating their successful
recycling campaign since 2005, which is managed by their
recycling partners Bag It Up Ltd.
Bazza Bank & Francis House meet Roger Black
Bazza Bank and his friends from Francis House Children’s
Hospice were invited to attend the Sporting Celebrations Day
taking place at the Decathlon store in Stockport.
The fun day at the weekend, gave local children the chance
to try out new and exciting sports, including high rope
pursuits and a surf simulator, and was introduced...
Bag Up Your Bras for the Air Ambulance
Thursday 26th May 2011 was ‘Bag A Bra’ Day for the
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Do you have bras which you no longer need? Rather than
throw them away, why not donate them to Hampshire and Isle
of Wight Air Ambulance!
Like most textiles, bras can be recycled to raise much
Ysanne Legg on Bra Collecting Mission
Ysanne Legg from Alton has so far collected a whopping 1,500
bras for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Here's her story:
“Why I started? Well that’s easy! I know what a good
cause this is for, both for the HIOWAA charity and the
“First of all, I contacted my friends, and...
New Textile and Clothes Recycling Banks for Oxford
Twelve new textile and clothing recycling banks are to be
placed in Oxford. The banks are in various places across
the city and the money raised goes to the Thames Valley and
Chiltern Air Ambulance which is the Lord Mayor of Oxford’s
The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor John Goddard, says:
“I am delighted that...
Rensburg Sheppards Save Old Soles for the YAA
The Sheffield and Leeds offices of Rensburg Sheppards are
supporting the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
with their Save Old Soles recycling campaign. Staff at the
offices have collected more than 75kg of shoes which will be
sold in second-hand shops and market stalls in Europe and
worldwide, where there is a big demand for western fashion
Saints Players Back SOS Air Ambulance Campaign
A major new fundraising initiative kicks off today for the
air ambulance which covers Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Saints footballers have volunteered to help with the 3pm
kick-off at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth.
The players will be donating old pairs of football boots
and other footwear to the...
Wokingham Borough Council
Wokingham Borough Council is working with Bag It Up Ltd
(BIU) to generate extra funds for the Thames Valley &
Chiltern Air Ambulance.
Fifteen additional new clothing banks have been placed
within the borough more than doubling the tonnage figures
reported by BIU to the local authority each month.
The banks are well received by the...
The Association of Air Ambulance
*BIU is now working with over 25% of all Air Ambulance
Charities in the UK.*
Consequently when the Association of Air Ambulances invited
commercial partners to become associate members, BIU was one
of the first companies nominated by an Air Ambulance charity
to become a member.
The association acts as the representative body for Air
Reporting has never been so easy!
Here at BIU we are very excited to have launched our new
bespoke reporting software.
We have been working closely with TomTom WEBFLEET to build
a transport programme that can not only track our vehicles
LIVE, but with one touch of a button, it allows us to report
on every kilo we have collected.