Thanks a million.

That is the message from charity bosses to supporters who have helped to raise £1 million by donating to its textile recycling scheme over the past four years.

The Fire Fighters Charity has been operating a recycling campaign since the summer of 2009, which has seen over 7,000 tonnes of clothing moved away from landfill sites. The charity receives an annual income of £300,000 from funds raised from members of the public recycling unwanted clothing, shoes and household textiles.

The charity’s first textile bank was placed at Kettering Fire Station thanks to the support of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service – and there are now over 500 clothing banks at fire stations across the country. Hampshire’s is based at Basingstoke Fire Station.

Chief executive John Parry said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our supporters who have recycled with us over the last four years.”