Local firm volunteers with us to support local residents

webDSCF5553Donate. UP-CYCLE. Re-use. Support: Latest Support from the Community

Stockport based firm, Capita Travel & Events, put two teams together to volunteer 2 days of their time at The Furniture Station, helping us with our mission to support families in hardship with the supply of good-quality re-used furniture. A total of 22 staff visited us at Hazel Grove Baptist Church in Hazel Grove to paint unused, marked or worn items of furniture so that they can be re-used for local families.

The Furniture Station supports local referred residents in Stockport & surrounding areas who are experiencing financial hardship with re-used, good quality basic items of furniture, for just a small charge. Many clients are resettling into a new home, entering accommodation from being previously homeless, suffering a crisis and do not have basic items that many of us may take for granted. We provide these essential furniture items to help relieve poverty and support them & their families to maintain their tenancy.webDSCF5621
Raj Tandon, Team Leader at Capita Travel & Events says “What a fantastic and rewarding day had by all. Thank you to Furniture Station for allowing us to be part of something special. It was thoroughly enjoyable to up-cycle furniture and turn something old into something new.
Hopefully these items will bring happiness into someone’s home who is less fortunate that ourselves. We are looking forward to being able to help again in the future.”

Operating for 22 years, and awarded with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015,  The Furniture Station has recently introduced up-cycling using the trendy chalk paint to allow for items, that may have gone to landfill to be re-used for neighbours who may not have anything to set up their accommodation.

webDSCF5453“We are very grateful for all the efforts from the two teams; they did such a fabulous job and up-cycled 17 dining chairs, 22 coffee tables, and 8 bedside cabinets which is just incredible! The event allowed our existing volunteers to mentor the staff for the day, and everyone worked so well together. We now have an extra 47 items to offer that have been freshly decorated to provide to the families & individuals referred to us, very happy about that and would welcome them to come back again!” Joanne Watson, Chief Officer

Within our workshops, our organisation is  blessed with the support of weekly volunteers who donate their hours to conduct woodwork repairs; another team volunteers now come in each week to paint items that need a little attention. Without this incredible support we wouldn’t be able to re-use as many items as we do.

Anyone interested in lending a hand to volunteer on the paint project, ( whether corporate or an individual) are invited to express their interest via joanne@furniturestation.org.uk

A gallery of the days can be seen below.