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Recycled phones to help deaf charity

Posted Jul 06 2009 6:55pm

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For those with old mobile phones who do not want to throw them away, but no longer have a use for them, Regenersis and Deafness Research UK have created a new mobile recycling program that will aid deafness projects in the future.

A donation is simple from your side, simply remove the SIM car, place the old mobile in an envelope marked FREEPOST Deafness Research UK-RA, and drop the package in the post.

Director for Development at Deafness Research UK, Ruwan Perera, said that with over 70 million mobile phones in use in the UK, most of which are replaced every one to two years the amount of mobiles that are simply sitting around getting dusty is immense. Thus, it is time to brush off the dust and donate them where their use could help fund the next breakthrough in curing deafness.

According to Perera, the project makes perfect sense since people who are deaf often experience problems communicating with others. Thus, what better way to help research the problem then by taking advantage of a product that is no longer wanted, but helped pave the way to better communication around the globe.

As a donator, Deafness Research UK offers the guarantee that any mobile phones they receive are recycled in a safe and environmentally friendly process. The donation of each phone helps raise funds for future research which is desperately needed by the research centre.

For those who are not so keen are charity donations, here is one more good reason to dig out your old mobiles: Flybe the largest regional airline in Europe is offering up to 15 free Flybe Reward Points in exchange for an old mobile donation.

To donate a mobile simply pick up a freepost envelope in the airlines in flight magazine and mail it off with the mobile inside. The funds from the Flybe project which is jointly sponsored by Redeem PLc aims to provide funds to Charity Research UK and to help the environment by offering a safe recycling avenue for old mobiles.

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