Success Stories

Coco's Foundation Update | Bexley Schools
Sittingbourne Christmas Lights | Kings Court PTA
Coco's Foundation | 1st Weybridge Scouts

Coco's Foundation Update!

Here's an update we received from Chris at the Coco's Foundation. Their work is truly inspiring!"


Thank you for all the support that you are giving us. We have just come back from a trip and managed to clothe another 20 orphans. Here are the before and after shots some of the team members took.

You have managed to clothe 350 children who are now all getting a wonderful education.

Thank you so much check out their smiles.

We hope to go to india next year looking to extend the work that you do.

Chris - The Coco's Foundation

Ten Bexley Schools Raise Over £1000
for the Kent Air Ambulance

Ten Bexley schools have signed up to turn old and unwanted clothing into funds for the Kent Air Ambulance.

The schools form The Anglican Schools Partnership and are taking part in the Phil the Bag Clothes Recyling Scheme.

Robin Aldcroft Head Teacher at Holy Trinity Lamorbey School, Sidcup said: "Despite a number of local textile banks and charity shops welcoming donations of used clothing, many people still throw away their old unwanted clothing – so by donating them instead, they will be helping the environment at the same time as helping others. All the schools in the partnership have really enjoyed taking part and have raised over £1,000 for the Kent Air Ambulance today".

Sittingbourne Christmas Lights

Sittingbourne Christmas LightsSittingbourne Christmas Lights only started having Phil the Bag collections back in the Spring time and wow have our town got behind this fantastic idea! We only really use various Facebook pages to ask the residents so no printing out leaflets so even better for the environment. We have had 3 collections in May, June and July and we’ve got an August collection booked in too. We have stopped over 1 tonne of textiles going to landfill already and we are raising money to provide all the lights in our High Street this Christmas so every member of our community who has given us bags will see what they have helped to create this December!!


Kings Court PTA in Old Windsor

Kings Court PTAWe have been doing textile recycling now for three years. We now have free storage from a local housing association and we offer a year round recycling service for people in our village. We get local press to cover it and we drop flyers into every door thanks to our PTA. We raise over a tonne on each of our two collections in a year and its our second biggest fundraiser. The village love it and call whenever they have a bag full. A real community success story!

A big thank you to the fab drivers who pick up and support the initiative with ease!

Sharon - Chair PTA

The CoCo's Foundation

Pure happiness when you have the clothes to go to school...

All this is only made possible for Thulani because of the schools that support 'Phil' the bag. Through the CoCo's foundation work with 'Phil' the Bag, it has been possible to clothe many children to give them the opportunity to go to school and make the world a better place for young people full of hope and happiness through choice.

This May, the CoCo's foundation took a group of 26 people out to Ubombo in South Africa to build a chapel within a children's home. Helping to change many teenagers' lives from the UK, this project took 6 weeks to complete and for many of the teenagers created a life long memory. They also had the opportunity to take many of the orphans to the shops and buy much needed uniforms so they could go to school. All made possible because of the schools that have got involved with 'Phil' the bag.  'Phil' the Bag makes a direct impact to their lives. A huge thank you to you all.

You are making the world a better place today than yesterday...!

1st Weybridge Scouts

In May this year, 1st Weybridge Scouts raised a massive £1,234 towards their "Save Our HQ" appeal. This is what they had to say about the experience...

"Our Phil the Bag Campaign was a brilliant success and one which I would recommend to any other scout group or school. Local businesses and residents all rallied round to collect textiles which created quite a buzz in Weybridge with news paper and local media coverage. With just 40 1st Weybridge Scouts and their families collecting textiles we were totally thrilled to discover we had collected over 2 tonnes of textiles and received a cheque for £1,234!  This amount has gone a long way to helping our renovation work. The Phil the Bag team were very professional and helpful, turning up on the allotted time and day to take away two whole lorries full of textile to be either recycled or reused".

Debbie Conibere - Fundraising Co-ordinator

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