A KIND Kidderminster catering equipment firm is to help raise money for a lifesaving charity this year by recycling scrap metal.

Abraxas Catering Equipment has pledged to donate all money obtained through its scrap metal and redundant equipment recycling scheme to the Midlands Air Ambulance – its chosen charity for 2018.

The company, which refurbishes commercial kitchens and replaces broken and unwanted equipment, disposes of several tons of scrap material each year.

All this scrap is taken to a registered Wyre Forest recycling centre near to Abraxas’ Kidderminster HQ.

And, as part of its 20th anniversary year, Abraxas has decided to donate all money received for the scrap metal to Midlands Air Ambulance. Staff have already supported this with a charity abseil and World Cup sweepstake.

Mike Nixon from Abraxas said: “On average we take around 700kg of steel, stainless steel and aluminium each month to the recycling centre.

“Kitchen refits invariably mean appliances that are beyond economical repair or need replacing with more energy efficient alternatives will need to be removed.

“Tabling, extraction canopies, ductwork, servery counters and sink units that are being modernised and upgraded will also need to be removed and recycled.”

“We must all take an active role in recycling; it’s crucial to the future of our planet.

“Businesses have far more awareness of their carbon footprint and must take action to reduce their impact on the environment in whatever ways they can.”

People can find out more about the initiative and their support of Midlands Air Ambulance charity by emailing info@abraxascatering.co.uk or calling 01562 863 222.