Recycling firm launches service to save Preston children's charity

A Preston businessman is helping to raise awareness of an important Preston charity - and has launched a new service which will donate proceeds to its ongoing upkeep.

For the next two years, waste management company Remsol will donate a percentage of its recycling profits earned in the PR postcode area directly to the Space Centre, which provides a multi-sensory environment for disabled children.

The scheme is open to any business, large or small, provided that they produce suitable wastes in quantities that are economic for collection.

Lee Petts, founder and managing director of Remsol, was spurred into action by The Space Centre when he heard that the charity was desperate for cash and facing possible closure.

The initiative isn’t open just to new clients either. Existing customers, who already recycle with Remsol, will be folded into the scheme from the start so that Remsol can make an instant contribution to the Space Centre.

Lee Petts said: “This is about raising much needed funds to sustain the Space Centre, and to help those families who are less fortunate than our own and who rely on the Space Centre for vital support.”

Hilary Holden, fundraising officer at Space Centre, added: “To have a company like Remsol offering their support is just incredible.

“Now we need to get more companies involved. We need companies, who perhaps maybe aren’t recycling - which they should be - to get in touch with Remsol, because the more companies that do it, the more people are recycling, the more money the Space Centre will get.”

To help raise awareness of the scheme, Remsol has filmed a promotional video featuring proud dad Richard McCann, whose son Finlay has used the Space Centre extensively. View the film here: