Any old printer cartridges to get rid of? Don't put them in the bin, because the Katherine Appeal desperately needs them.

With the bulk of the money in the bank, the appeal now has about £36,000 left to raise. The Kendall family believes that old inkjet and toner cartridges will help them raise the final amount needed to pay for Katherine Kendall to have a pioneering brain operation in the USA. The operation to cure severe epilepsy is not yet available in the UK.

Said Oliver Kendall, Katherine's brother: "We desperately need the help of offices and shops to collect their used cartridges. By doing so they really could be helping to save my sister's life."

Recycled cartridges have a value of up to £7, but many are just thrown out. Since the appeal started collecting cartridges 10 weeks ago, over £1000 has been raised.

Anyone who would like to donate their cartridges can drop them off at the customer services in Asda, Farnborough, or at Floyds Stationers in North Camp (next to Motorcycle City).

If your workplace can collect cartridges, and you need someone to call and collect them, ring Oliver on 0771 437 6333 or Mike Climpson at Cove Stationers on 01276 686083.

You can contact the appeal on 01252 836880 or email:

Above: Mike Climpson, who runs Cove Stationers at The Business Centre, Surrey Avenue, Camberley, hands a cheque to Oliver Kendall for £1000 raised by the cartridge collection.