GAZETTE readers have helped a Barnstaple recycler reach a massive quarter-of-a-million milk bottle top target. Since we reported on Jeannette Kemlo s mission earlier this month, offers of the plastic red, green and blue tops have flooded in. Readers have

GAZETTE readers have helped a Barnstaple recycler reach a massive quarter-of-a-million milk bottle top target.Since we reported on Jeannette Kemlo's mission earlier this month, offers of the plastic red, green and blue tops have flooded in.Readers have helped swell a half-tonne haul that will now be collected by a specialist firm of recyclers from Derby and eventually melted down and turned into wheelie bins - raising money for Pathfields School and the Children's Hospice South West in the process."I've been contacted by people from all over the country," said Jeannette."I had a lot of calls from people who had collected them but were unsure of what to do with them."I've received stacks more bottle tops, including three bin-loads from Buckland Brewer, four dump bags from Okehampton and 40 bin bags from Launceston!"A lady from Leeds has written to me to say that she would like to set up a similar collection network. She was originally from North Devon and now reads the Gazette on-line each week."Other newspapers and magazines picked up on the story via the website. As did recyclers from Suffolk and Penzance, who have been in contact to say they are setting up their own milk bottle top collection points."Although she now has enough tops for collection, Jeannette will carry on collecting."Now we have established a network - not just in North Devon, but in other parts of the country - it would be impossible to stop collecting," she said.To contact her, telephone (01271) 328508.