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Donate old phones to charity at Harvest Lunch

By 10th October 2018July 27th, 2023No Comments

Guild members, friends and guests can raise money for charity by bringing old mobile phones to this year’s Harvest Lunch.

Old phones donated at the lunch will raise money for the Joe Watson Legacy Fund, established in memory of former Guild chairman and highly regarded journalist Joe Watson.

The fund works to improve the understanding of agriculture and provide better education for journalism and communication.

Grants are available to UK Guild Members who are active in food and farming journalism and communications, as well as those wishing to begin a career in it.

Old handsets can be donated by leaving them in a mobile phone recycling box at the Harvest Lunch on Thursday (11 October).

The fund has also teamed up with Recycle4Charity to offer an easy way to recycle inkjet or toner printer cartridges and raise funds at the same time.

Guild members simply need to apply for either an inkjet or a laser/toner envelope, and return to cartridges in the post to Recycle4Charity.

As part of their other fundraising efforts, fund trustees have also registered the fund with Amazon’s charitable arm, Smile.

By using a special Amazon link, the fund will receive between 0.5 and 1.5% of the purchase price.

“We’re keen to find other ways in which Guild members can support the fund and will continue to look at other fundraising options,” said fund trustee Adrian Bell.

“We would also welcome any other suggestions guild members may have.”