One of the easiest ways you can raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance is by recycling your unwanted textiles and shoes.
Each year, around 300,000 tonnes of clothing in the UK are sent to landfill sites. By recycling your unwanted textiles and shoes, you can help save the planet and help the Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the same time.

Working with our recycling partners, Recycling Solutions, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance receive an agreed percentage of the sale of the recycled materials. It is as simple as that! Good quality items which can be reused are sold to second-hand clothing traders in the UK and worldwide.

To locate your nearest textile bank, keep checking back as there will be a bank locator coming soon!




Can you host a bank?

Do you own or manage land? Do you have space in your car park? Can you spare a small area outside your building? If you could help us with a suitable space to host a bank, we would love to hear from you!

Our standard bank is 4 feet wide, 4 feet deep and 6 feet high, however other sizes are also available. If you would like to host a clothing bank for the YAA, please contact Katie Collinson at with your name and location, and we will arrange or our recycling partners Recycling Solutions to visit your site to assess the space and suitability, and take it from there!

“Yorkshire Air Ambulance have been recycling for over 13 years, reducing landfill and providing affordable clothing to developing countries. In addition, we’ve received over £2.8 million in donations. These donations over the years have saved many lives and our recycling partnership allows us to plan long-term for the charity.”

Katie Collison, Corporate and Partnerships Manager, Yorkshire Air Ambulance