With Christmas just under a week away, the season of goodwill is well and truly upon us. And it seems those up and down the furniture industry, never devoid of a whole sleigh full of Christmas cheer, are finding both innovative and practical ways to help charities and put a smile on people’s faces this Christmas.
We’ve all heard the saying charity starts at home, well Steve Sokalsky, a business owner from Lenwade, not far from Norwich, Norfolk, decided to really take on the meaning when he had a good-old clearout of all his unwanted stock.
After Steve, who runs a self-storage facility, realised that a large number of items from his online ironmongery were no longer needed, he found a wide selection of doorknobs and door handles suitable for industrial-style heavy doors and children's furniture. Although from first inspection these sound and look both worthless and useless, the furniture ‘leftovers’ amounted to a total of £20,000.
Steve donated all of this stock to the West Norfolk Mind furniture outlet, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. The mental health charity Mind, who runs their Bits and Pieces furniture recycling business in west Norfolk, aims to provide “good quality, budget priced furniture” to mental health services.
Many of the donated pieces will be made available for sale while others will be used in carpentry workshops for people to access within the charity to develop their skills and wellbeing.
Furniture Hire spreading cheer
Children & The Arts charity held its ninth annual Christmas carol concert, which was undoubtedly a roaring success. As all the family gathered around to listen to festive favourites, Furniture Hire UK was privileged to be able to donate 200 polyprop chairs for the fourth year in a row to the London-based charity, which aims to encourage children to explore their talents within the arts.
Holwood Farm have created, for the last few years, a very special grotto especially for children with Autism. It has been our pleasure to supply furniture free of charge for the event, allowing families and their children to visit Santa for the very first time. Often the bright lights, crowds and noise mean children on the autistic spectrum struggle to cope. The Grotto staff at Holwood are all autism trained and families receive lots of support. What a great team!
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