Cancer charity’s urgent call for mobile phones

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The UK’s leading cancer prevention charity is calling for people to donate unwanted mobile phones and other gadgets to its vital research and education programmes.

Many people will have been given new phones, MP3 players, SatNavs, digital cameras and laptops for Christmas. And World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is offering the perfect solution for redundant and out-of-date devices – its Recycle for Research scheme.

Teresa Nightingale, General Manager at WCRF, said: “A lot of people will have received valuable gadgets like phones and MP3s over Christmas and have no use for their old devices. Instead of throwing out the old ones, by giving them to WCRF people can raise valuable funds for our cancer prevention work.

“Scientists estimate that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented by following a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight. By donating an unwanted item you could help us carry on our research and education programmes into the link between lifestyle and cancer.”

The WCRF scheme is also accepting used printer ink and toner cartridges. WCRF can provide freepost envelopes for your devices and freepost labels for larger packages – sent straight to your workplace or home. WCRF can also provide boxes of recycling envelopes for display.

To find out more about Recycle for Research email recycling@wcrf.org or call 020 7343 4205.