Spratton School in Northamptonshire for boys and girls aged 4-13 years. Its newest addition is a new building that houses purpose-built changing rooms used by pupils and visiting teams.
Finding ways to help the environment and minimise one’s ecological impact on the world are central to the education of the school pupils. While the new changing rooms were taking shape, the school’s old lockers were surplus to requirement. Encore Environment audited these unwanted lockers and identified that 25% were reusable.
Encore’s unique ProjectDIVERT app, which helps to divert useable waste from landfill, identified several suitable recipients of the lockers through its special database of charities and recyclers.
Lockers went to Northampton’s Far Cotton Scout Group, Northampton Hope Centre (a charity helping anyone affected by poverty and homelessness), Accommodation Concern (an anti-poverty, housing advice and homelessness prevention charity in Kettering) and Eve (a Northampton charity helping women and families caught up in domestic violence and abuse).
“People living on the streets regularly tell us that their ID, valuable documents, medical records/letters and possessions are damaged or stolen as they have no way of keeping them dry or safe. These lockers will enable us to offer a free safe storage provision to those local folk rough sleeping, sofa surfing or living with no permanent address.”
Jo, Charity Manager, Accommodation Concern
“Thank you once again for the lockers. They have been used for all our cleaning materials and garden tools, and to store board games, sports equipment and cooking equipment.”
Carol, Homemaker at Eve, Northampton
“Thanks to the donation, we are now able to safely store our belongings and our eBay parcels within our brand new charity shop, and make our communal areas look well-organised.”
Hannah, Assistant, Northampton Hope Centre
“We have installed the lockers at our scout hut for the archery kit that our Beavers, cubs and scouts regularly use. We have also given a locker to the scouts and girl guides’ Bell boat section, based at Pitsford Sailing Club. Much appreciated.”
James Hodgkiss, Group Leader, Far Cotton Scouts