If you're getting ready for Christmas and are looking to treat yourself or a loved one to a new appliance please give The Marlene Reid Centre a thought if your old domestic electrical appliances such as cookers and washing machines are still in good working order.
The REACT project based behind the main building, is based around furniture re-use and is currently in short supply of domestic appliances. All goods are tested and repaired by a qualified engineer and then passed onto local people on low income for a nominal charge. Collection of the items can be arranged.
Any funds raised from selling the electrical appliances is returned to the project to fund training for the long term unemployed. Lorrraine Harrison, Head of Enterprise, Training & Initiatives explained "White goods are desperately needed by those just setting up home who cannot afford to buy new, we recycle people's unwanted items to help others and it saves people having to arrange having the items collected and taken to the tip" Lorraine continued "Last year, through the REACT project, we were able to save 100 tons of furniture and white goods from land fill, with the continued support of the general public we can improve on this amount at the same time as helping local people".
So, if you are having a clear out and have any electrical appliances, furniture, beds or anything you think may be of use to us please call The Marlene Reid Centre on 01530 510515.
For those wishing to come along and browse the current stock of brand new and reused furniture the REACT furniture warehouse is open to the public Mondays to Fridays from 9.00am to 2.30pm.
To find out more about the REACT project and MRC Community Action visit www.mrc.uk.net