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West Norfolk charities bag £3,000 from recycling scheme

PUBLISHED: 09:53 09 December 2016 | UPDATED: 14:10 09 December 2016

Local charities bag £3,000 from residents who recycle with Recycling Rewards scheme. Left-Right: Brian Long, Adam Woodhall (behaviour change advisory panel member), Zena Penty (West Norfolk Mind), Jessica Walker (The Norfolk Hospice), Debbie Crown (Scottys Little Soldiers), David Greenfield (behaviour change advisory panel member), Graham Simmonds (Local Green Points)

Local charities bag £3,000 from residents who recycle with Recycling Rewards scheme. Left-Right: Brian Long, Adam Woodhall (behaviour change advisory panel member), Zena Penty (West Norfolk Mind), Jessica Walker (The Norfolk Hospice), Debbie Crown (Scottys Little Soldiers), David Greenfield (behaviour change advisory panel member), Graham Simmonds (Local Green Points)

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Charities in west Norfolk have bagged £3,000, thanks to residents who recycle.

Members of the borough council’s West Norfolk Recycling Rewards scheme voted for their favourite charity from a shortlist.

Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House won the top prize of £1,500 and the two runners-up were West Norfolk Mind and Scotty’s Little Soldiers, with £750 each. The scheme, launched in May, encourages residents to recycle more and waste less.

The borough is split into five communities and the one that earns the most green points after six months – King’s Lynn and its surroundings this year – wins the biggest donation to its chosen charity.

Brian Long, borough council leader, said: “It’s really positive the innovative scheme is encouraging people to get rewards for taking their recycling more seriously, and benefiting local charities at the same time.”

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