Rubbish earns Uttlesford sight charity �5000

A DETERMINED volunteer has managed to turn junk into cash for a local sight charity.

A DETERMINED volunteer has managed to turn junk into cash for a local sight charity.

For several years Support 4 Sight has collected empty print and toner cartridges for recycling to raise much needed funds.

Martyn Linwood has co-ordinated the exercise since 2004 and has recently identified a lucrative market for the empty cartridges on Ebay.

And his most recent sale has pushed fundraising from the exercise over the �5000 mark.

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Support 4 Sight services development officer, Christine Marshall, said “We are so grateful to Martyn for operating this recycling scheme and donating so much money to us.

“The funds raised through this recycling operation have proved invaluable in helping Support 4 Sight provide services to blind and visually impaired people and their families over the years.”

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Support 4 Sight will be pleased to receive most empty cartridges used in domestic photocopiers and photo printers. As a general rule, the cartridge needs to be an original, manufactured by HP, Lexmark, Brother, Samsung or Dell (Epsom cartridges cannot be recycled).

If you have any empty ink cartridges, drop them into the Support 4 Sight Resource Centre in George Street, Saffron Walden or call 01799 523700. Should you have any doubts about certain cartridges, staff at the centre will try to answer your queries, otherwise give Mr Linwood a call on 01799 531585.

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