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HELPING HANDS NEEDED FOR LOCAL FURNITURE RE-USE!

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If you want to give something back to the community and have some spare time, then volunteering is for you. The REACT furniture re-use project in Coalville needs volunteers to help in their furniture warehouse and with their furniture delivery service.

 

The REACT project based behind the Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville, is based around furniture re-use. Any funds raised from selling the re-used furniture is returned to the project to fund training for the long term unemployed. 10 million items of furniture are thrown away in the UK every year and four million children in the UK live in households that cannot afford to replace worn out or broken furniture.

 

In 2011 the REACT project reused 4336 items of furniture saving more than 100 tons from land fill.  The charity needs volunteers to help in the warehouse with the furniture that is donated by the local community. REACT provide delivery of re-used furniture for a nominal charge and for anyone in North West Leicestershire on means tested benefits, delivery is completely free. They need more volunteer delivery drivers and assistants to help get the furniture to the people who need it.

Being a volunteer offers lots of flexibility – anyone can volunteer as much or as little time as they want, work on a regular basis or be as flexible as they need to be; any time on any day of the week would be very much appreciated. Lesley, a volunteer with the MRC says, "I love knowing I am supporting The Marlene Reid Centre because I know that one day I might need to use some of the services they provide and when I volunteer I go home thinking I did something good and that makes it all really worthwhile".

 

So if you think this is the thing for you and you do have any time to spare call Lorraine Harrison on 01530 512454 or email react@mrc.uk.net to become a volunteer and get involved with MRC.

 

HELPING HANDS NEEDED FOR LOCAL FURNITURE RE-USE!


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