AN ARBROATH youth project has been ringing in the cash after appealing for people to donate their unwanted mobile phones in a fund-raising push.
Since the appeal was launched in the New Year by the CAFE Project’s ‘Street Games for All’ initiative over 210 phones have been collected providing a total of £633 for the charity.
And organiser of the appeal Hamish Fairweather is still urging anybody with any old mobile phones to pass them on to the CAFE Project so more youngster can benefit from the scheme which gives them a chance to take part in street football and fitness training.
He said: “We have had a brilliant response from the public but as this is an ongoing appeal, I urge anyone with an unwanted mobile phone to contact me.
“We only need the phone, not the charger.
“After the Easter holidays I will be contacting all the local primary schools and encouraging the pupils to recycle their unwanted phones and in the process help a local charity continue its good work in the community.”
Once the phones are handed to the CAFE Project, they are sent to England where they are checked and repaired before being sold on to developing countries, enabling charities in this country to raise funds.
Hamish also arranged a charity football match recently which saw his team of ‘Hasbeens’ taken on Jonny Booth’s Gowfers for the Street Games for All scheme.
And now all of the money has been collected, a total of £480 was realised bring the total money raised to £1113.
The CAFE Project are still appealing for unwanted phones and they can be donated by handing them into the CAFE Project on Brothock Bridge or at the Scottish Hydro Electric shop on Arbroath High Street.
Alternatively Hamish can be contacted on 07510254327.