Local Charity Appeals for Old Electrical Goods

If you are looking to treat yourself or a loved one to a new appliance this Christmas please give The Marlene Reid Centre a thought if your old domestic electrical appliances such as cookers, washing machines, fridges, freezers and microwaves are still in good working order!

The REACT project based behind the The Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville, is currently in very 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 and re-used furniture is returned to the project to fund training for the long term unemployed. Lorrraine Harrison, Re-Use Service Manager explained “We are in desperate need of electrical appliances at the moment, people’s unwanted items are needed to help those who aren’t able to afford to buy new items and it saves people having to arrange having the items collected and taken to the tip” Lorraine continued “Unlike national charities, we are a Coalville based charity which means funds raised from selling these items goes straight back into the community so anyone donating anything to us are genuinely helping local people”.

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. Last year the REACT project reused 3,630 items of furniture saving more than 78 tons from land fill.

For those wishing to come along and browse the current stock of brand new and reused furniture and electrical appliances, the REACT furniture warehouse is open Mondays to Fridays from 9.00am to 2.30pm.

The warehouse, which is open to the general public, is well stocked with brand new mattresses and beds including wooden slatted beds and faux leather bed frames, as well as bedroom furniture and sofas and corner settee all competitively priced. New furniture can be delivered for a nominal charge and for anyone in North West Leicestershire on means tested benefits, delivery is completely free.

So, if you are having a clear out and have any electrical appliances, furniture, bedding or anything you think may be of use to us please call the REACT Furniture Project directly on 01530 512454 or email react@mrc.uk.net

To find out more about the REACT project and MRC Community Action visit www.mrc.uk.net