Over 1.37m tonnes of appliances and 1.5 billion tonnes of textiles are dumped needlessly in landfill every year in the UK. Meanwhile many charities are desperate for donations of unwanted and reusable clothes, electrical items and furniture to help raise much needed revenue.

The Gone for Good app has been created to help tackle this problem and Trinity is proud to be partnering with them. Gone for Good is a free app that connects charities with businesses and the public, so that unwanted items are donated to good causes instead of being thrown away.

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Two years after launching, the app has already channelled a fantastic items to partner charities at a value of over £1m. It hasn’t been without its challenges along the way - charities like Trinity can be stretched when we try to meet donor demand to collect items for example - but Gone for Good has evolved to tackle this issue in the form of their new #CharityVan

With a pilot launching in London from October, eight charities including Trinity are partnering with the #CharityVan to try it out. Much like the original Gone for Good service, users simply take a few photos of their unwanted items and upload them to the app. Along with a few contact details, the user can choose a charity that they’d like the donation to go to. For the period of the pilot, instead of this information being passed directly to the charity to arrange collection, this process can be bypassed and the user can book a Gone for Good #CharityVan directly. The app is totally free to download and use and Gone for Good aims to pick up a donation within four days of someone using the app.

If the pilot is a success, the Gone for Good #CharityVan could transform the charity donor experience, making it quick and easy to donate unwanted items to charities like Trinity. As a result, this could considerably reduce the amount of unwanted items sent to landfill as well as helping to generate vital income for Trinity.

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We encourage you to get involved and show your support by trying out the Gone for Good app - and don't forget to state that you'd like your items to be donated to Trinity! 

Download for free on iTunes or Google Play.

You can also find our more on the Gone for Good website, Facebook or Twitter pages.