Five Hackney charities share £7,500 thanks to people recycling

The cheque from donations is handed over to the charities. From L to R. Robyn Carlson (St Joseph’s H

The cheque from donations is handed over to the charities. From L to R. Robyn Carlson (St Josephs Hospice), Sarah Bodenham (Hackney Showroom), Katherine Collin (St Marys Secret Garden), Rebecca Turner (Local Green Points), Cllr Jon Burke, Rayah Feldman (Hackney Migrant Centre). Picture: Local Green Points - Credit: Local Green Points

Five good causes have been awarded £7,500 in donations because of the Hackney’s recycling record.

Tenants and homeowners, who are part of the council’s recycling rewards scheme, have racked up green points for recycling more – and as a result cash will be given to charities.

Members of the Green Points scheme have voted for their favourite charities in the borough to get the biggest slice of the £7,500 donation.

St Joseph’s Hospice in Mare Street will get £3,500, Hackney Migrant Centre will get £2,000 and the Hackney Pirates were awarded £1,000.

Meanwhile St Mary’s Secret Garden and Hackney Showroom got £500 each.

The cheque was handed over by Cllr Jon Burke.

Robyn Carlson from St Joseph’s Hospice said “We are so grateful for these donations and want to extend a huge thank everyone who voted for us!

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“These donations will allow us keep supporting people in East and North East London with serious, life-limiting conditions.”