I visited the great local charity Re>Build before going down to Birmingham for the Party Conference . The following is the press release issued following that visit:
Whilst many people will be aware of the fantastic work RE>BUILD does in providing new homes for used pre-loved furniture they also provide great work opportunities for young people and adults looking to get back into the workplace.
“ I have been very impressed by the quality and range of the furniture and other household goods available at RE>BUILD. Many people will be aware of the shop on Tithebarn Street off The Rock but there is also a huge range of furniture and stock at the Park Road warehouse. The charity is providing valuable opportunities for people to learn new skills whilst cutting down the amount of used furniture that would otherwise be sent to landfill.”
Liz Jackson the Chief Executive of RE>BUILD said “It was great to have this opportunity to show our M.P. round and explain our work in more detail. Many people know our furniture reuse project, but aren’t aware of the work we do with people from many different backgrounds. People are at the heart of everything we do and today this was enabling those with additional support needs to paint garden planters. Tomorrow it might be bringing young people in to refurbish bicycles while building team-work skills. No two days are the same!”
David added “ I have sent furniture to RE>BUILD and I would urge anyone who is replacing furniture to consider whether RE>BUILD could make use of any items of furniture they no longer need.”
To donate furniture or find out more, you can contact RE>BUILD on 0161 764 0444 or e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org `