A: It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week from Monday 20 January until Sunday 26 January 2013 and you can help raise much needed funds, not by putting your hand into your pocket, but by getting rid of unwanted items around the house!
The Eve Appeal charity that has been raising awareness and money for all five gynaecological cancers since 2005 have a great fundraising scheme where you can recycle your old jewellery, inkjet, laser and toner cartridges and even bras and raise money for the charity at the same time.
You can recycle most inkjet cartridges (although not Epson or Kodak cartridges), as long as they have not been recycled before. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 020 7605 0100 and ask for a freepost printer recycling envelope.
To recycle laser cartridges, you will need to collect 25 or more laser/toner cartridges that have not been recycled before and then visit Recycle4Charity (http://www.recycle4charity.co.uk) to arrange a pick-up.
The Eve Appeal also collects any old or unwanted jewellery, whether it’s gold, silver, costume jewellery or watches. Even broken and damaged items can help. To recycle your jewellery, email or call (contact details above) and ask for a freepost jewellery-recycling envelope.
Simply take in any old bras that you no longer wear to your closest Bravissimo store, and for every kg of bras collected, the store will donate £1 to The Eve Appeal. Find your nearest store at bravissimo.com (http://www.bravissimo.com/stores).
For more information on The Eve Appeal and the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, just click here (http://www.eveappeal.org.uk).
Money expert, Andrea Ventress
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