A campaign has been launched which aims to convert people’s unwanted and unused keys into funds for a charity.
Carol King of Ingoldmells is launching the key bucket initiative first in Skegness, in the hope the metal in people’s keys can be sold for scrap to raise funds, but is hopeful that it will gain enough publicity and support to go national.
“I’m appealing to anyone who may have any sorts of keys, either new or old they can donate to help us raise money,” said Carol.
Carol who is a member of the Parkinson’s Skegness support group which meets the last Friday of every month at Skegness Methodist Church, found the inspiration for the campaign from a past Blue Peter episode.
“I first saw the idea while watching an episode of Blue Peter years ago,” added Carol.
And Carol says she has gained the support from local Skegness Town Councillor and local waste and scrap metal merchant Sid Dennis, who will help weigh in all of the value once the keys have been collected.
Those suffering with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some cells in the brain have died. Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower, meaning it takes longer to do things. The main symptoms can include tremors, rigidity and slowness of movement but also mean tiredness and depression, which impact people’s daily lives and is why the Skegness support group is so important, says Carol.
“You can talk to like-minded people at the group,” said Keith Pavier.
Buckets are located in the town at;the Skegness Standard office, Skegness Methodist Church, Skegness & District Funeral Directors, Roman Bank, The Beauty Box, Rutland Road and St Peter and Paul’s Church, Ingoldmells.The group will next meet on January 31 from 2pm to 4pm.
For details call 01754 874724.