Aluminium Can Collection & Recycling
Over the last year or so, the Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven has organised the collection of aluminium cans from a number of sites in the local area to fund construction of helipads. However, it now appears that the two main hospitals – Leicester Royal Infirmary and Queens Medical in Nottingham – no longer have such plans.
However, the collection of cans has grown across the whole East Midlands region and the Rotary movement has moved to a new charity – the County Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) via its own charity Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads (HELP) – which has similar objectives and funds helipads at Major Trauma Centres and key A&E Hospitals all over the country as well as secondary landing sites from Scotland to Devon. To date 16,000 landings have been achieved at sites that the charity has helped to fund.
Helipads 4 Helicopters will continue to collect and dispose of aluminium cans but will donate all monetary proceeds raised directly to HELP; it will also take advantage of their expertise and grants programme. This will broaden the aims of the original project whilst in parallel enabling our contributions to be maximised towards the more rapid realisation of realistic, achievable and environmentally beneficial goals.
The Club is extremely grateful for the residents of the local area for ‘donating’ the cans and the big red bins will still be emptied regularly.