Six pallets of recycled coffee pods help raise money for Daventry council chairman's chosen charities

Cllr Irving-Swift thanked all those who donated
Cllr Irving-Swift thanked all those who donated

Two charities will benefit from donations thanks to six pallet loads of coffee capsules being recycled in Daventry.

The capsules, along with other items of packaging, were collected from the district council for recycling after being left at a drop-off point in Lodge Road.

The haul has earned Daventry District Council £534 in recycling credits and this will be shared between chairman Cecile Irving-Swift's charities – the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and the Green Health at Daventry project.

"All of you who dropped off those used capsules are the proof that little things joining together will make a difference," said Cllr Irving-Swift.

"Your thoughtfulness and your environmental conscience are helping to raise money for my chosen charities, which will, in turn, help so many others."

Green Health at Daventry is part of the Rethink Mental Illness charity and holds weekly sessions at the Daventry Community Gardens at Daneholme Allotments, where people with mental health issues can learn new skills and make new friends in a tranquil environment.

The NGS, meanwhile, helps thousands of people up and down the country open their gardens to the public each year, raising millions of pounds for good causes.

It supports charities including Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and others.

The recycling drop-off point takes Tassimo pods and outer packaging, L'OR capsules, Kenco Eco Refill packs and coffee jar lids. It is available Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and on Fridays between 9am and 4.30pm.