Shred your documents for charity

Inspector Tim Holland, Stephen Chapman, Jason Costello, John Tetley and Tomasz Malinowski letting people know about shredding documents. (d27051111)
Inspector Tim Holland, Stephen Chapman, Jason Costello, John Tetley and Tomasz Malinowski letting people know about shredding documents. (d27051111)
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people are urged to be safety minded and take their confidential documents for shredding while raising money for charity at the same time.

Shred-it, a company which shreds and disposes of private documents like bank statements, is hosting a community event to raise money for the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not children’s hospice along with police.

People can take along documents for shredding at £1 per carrier bag or £3 per box to the hospice shop in Northgate Retail Park, Heckmondwike, tomorrow from 9am to 1pm.

Proceeds will go to the trust, which is building a children’s hospice in Huddersfield to cover Kirklees and Calderdale.

Jason Costello, from the trust, said: “We are excited to work with our partners at Shred-it and Spen Valley Neighbourhood Police Team in providing an event that not only protects the community from the very serious issue of identity theft, but raises vital funds for the children and families we are currently helping. We need to raise £2m per year towards the running costs of the children’s hospice and hospice at home services.

“I can’t thank Spen NPT Insp Holland and Douglas Badger and Stephen Chapman of Shred-it enough for helping raise the profile and funds for the Forget-Me-Not children’s hospice.”