Phoney fundraiser calls for donations

WHILE scratching his head with his mates at the Nambucca Men's Shed recently, Michael O'Brien came up with a lateral fundraising idea – Mobile Phone Recycling.

Envirophone Australia is offering $2.50 for every old mobile phone handset collected.

Always in need of funds to help keep things going in the Shed, the 'blokes' went for it.

“There are a number of benefits,” project officer Stu Holmes said.

“Old phones are kept out of landfill and the precious metals inside can be used in new phones.”

Mr Holmes said with the shutdown of the CDMA network and the high turnover of new phones, the group reckoned there were hundreds of old phones lying unused in drawers around the Nambucca Valley.

Funds raised will be used to keep Shed tools in running order and help with the purchase of new equipment.

“Keeping saw blades sharp and buying sandpaper is getting more expensive. The blokes are really pleased about this opportunity to raise a few dollars.”

To make life easy for everyone two collection boxes have been made.

One is located in the foyer of the Nambucca Community Services offices at 23 Wallace Street, Macksville and the other is at the Uniting Church Op-Shop, Seascape Mall, Nambucca Heads.

For more information please contact the Men's Shed from Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm on 6568 5090.



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