Curtain Bank Opens Soon

14 June 2010

The curtain will go up in early July on a new recycling venture aimed at giving people in need a warmer home this winter.

Curtain Bank organiser Christina Bellis with recycled curtains

Curtain Bank organiser Christina Bellis with recycled curtains

Used curtains are being gathered up by the new Curtain Bank in Newtown, started by the Sustainability Trust and supported by the Council. The curtains will be given to people on low incomes and those with chronic health conditions.

"Curtains help to prevent heat loss through windows," says Curtain Bank organiser Christina Bellis. "Putting up curtains in a house can make a big difference to the warmth and can really help people."

"We're keen to get any kind of used curtains, or even rolls of fabric that can be sewn into curtains. We'll line them and can remove any faded areas. Donated curtain rails would also be very useful."

Christina says volunteers are welcome, and people can drop off used curtains at the Curtain Bank at 8A Horner Street, Newtown, or call (04) 389 3400.