A box of matches. 3 pens that haven’t worked for years. A pencil sharpener (and, inexplicably, some pencil shavings). A pack of miniature screwdrivers from a Christmas cracker. Half a dozen chargers for goodness knows what. And at least one old mobile phone.

Everyone has a junk drawer, and it’s a fair bet that they’ll contain most of the items on this list. But one of them can make you a bit of cash, and make a real difference to young people in need.

For the duration of the QBE Internationals, we’re proud to announce that O2 Recycle is partnering with The Dallaglio Foundation. All the proceeds from the recycling of your old phones and gadgets will be donated to the foundation’s Rugby for Change initiative which, amongst other things, helps to promote a team spirit amongst young people, instead of a gang culture.

By recycling your old phone – or even your old iPod, sat nav, digital camera, tablet or games console – you’ll collect the cash value of your gadget (up to £260 for some) and any profits will be donated to the Dallaglio Foundation Rugby for Change program.

To Recycle for Rugby, all you need to do is head to o2recycle.co.uk, or to your local O2 store during November. If you’re heading to a game, you can even take your old tech down to Twickenham and drop it into one of the recycling bins that we’ll have there.

What are you waiting for? The junk drawer’s calling – go have a rummage.

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