WEEE Ireland Laura Lynn

Bosco calls on all the Boys and Girls to recycle for charity

17th January 2014

Famous puppet helps LauraLynn through battery recycling

Ireland’s most famous red haired puppet Bosco took up residence in his new home in order to raise awareness and encourage everyone to recycle their waste portable batteries for the “Spread a Little Sunshine” campaign for LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

Bosco’s new home was created out of a special WEEE Ireland blue battery box, which are on display in retailers and in many schools across Ireland and are the simplest outlet for members of the general public to recycle their batteries in for FREE. ‘Every battery counts’ when it comes to raising much-needed funds for LauraLynn and Bosco and WEEE Ireland are urging all the boys and girls, teachers and mammies and daddies to recycle much MORE to help reach the recycling target and raise funds for LauraLynn.

Schools in particular can get involved by signing up to the FREE WEEE Ireland portable battery recycling scheme called the WEEE Pledge. Every battery recycled goes towards the monetary fund for LauraLynn. As part of the WEEE Pledge programme schools will also have access to educational resources for the class and will be in with a chance to win great prizes based on their performance on the WEEE Leaderboard.

Since “Spread a Little Sunshine” for LauraLynn began in 2011, WEEE Ireland have recycled 57 MILLION batteries in their designated areas and more importantly raised much needed funds for LauraLynn in the process. This year WEEE Ireland is hoping to, at least match, the €45,000 fund previously raised for LauraLynn, by increasing battery recycling in Ireland by 20% on last year! The money raised so far through portable battery recycling equates to 300 parent overnight stays and 300 music therapy sessions for children at LauraLynn.

To sign up for the free battery recycling programme simply submit your request here.