A HAVERFORDWEST-based community group which recycles clothing for charity has been £500 towards a washing machine they can wash items before donating them to local clothes banks.

Pembrokeshire Care, Share & Give has been given £500 for the washing machine, after winning a competition put forward by REPIC, a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme as part of its Powering Communities campaign.

Amanda Absalom-Lowe, founder of Pembrokeshire Care, Share & Give said: “We were delighted when we heard the news that we had won the competition.

“We wash a lot of clothing to make it suitable to donate, so a washing machine is invaluable.

“We feel extremely lucky and thankful to have won, the electrical items will help us help local people and charities in the future.

“I would also like to thank our team of volunteers and supporters, we wouldn’t be able to continue without their support.”

REPIC invited community groups, schools and good causes across Pembrokeshire to enter the competition to win new electricals.

Entrants had to explain how their chosen electrical item would make a difference to their group and answer the question, “What is the name of the REPIC’s Responsible Recycling Robot mascot?”

REPIC’s latest ‘Powering Communities’ campaign was launched to mark the tenth anniversary since the Government’s WEEE Directive was introduced.

Numerous entries were received for a wide range of electrical items including IT equipment, household electricals, tablets and cameras; as well as more unusual requests such as Sensory Lighting Equipment.