A campaign aimed at getting Worcestershire residents recycling more, has raised £2000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

The Worcestershire County Council, Recycle for Acorns campaign ran throughout August, encouraging people to recycle more cans and plastics.

During the month, every can, aerosol, plastic bottle, pot, tub and tray (not black) that was put into a green bin helped to raise money for the charity.

Councillor Tony Miller, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Environment, said: “Thanks to your recycling efforts over the month, we were able to raise a fantastic amount of money for such a great cause, to which I used my divisional fund to round up to the final sum.

“It’s important that we all try to recycle as much as we can and hopefully this campaign will have encouraged people to either start recycling or to recycle more.”

Michael Hornby from Severn Waste Services, the county’s waste contractor presented the donation to Acorns Children’s Hospice on 1 October.

Vicki Rowles, Head of Partnerships at Acorns, said: “We rely on donations to continue our work, so we are hugely grateful to Worcestershire County Council for this fantastic initiative. Thank you to everyone who showed their green credentials and recycled – we are thrilled with the amount raised which will go directly to the vital care we provide to children and their families across the county.”