Tuesday 24 July 2018

Melton appeal for unwanted furniture

Shaun Williamson

Our popular shop on Melton Mowbray’s Market Place is calling on local people to donate their unwanted furniture due to a stock shortage.

The Emmaus shop raises funds for our homelessness charity and specialises in furniture and household goods, but has recently seen a drop in the number of people donating items to resell.

I’ve been manager of the shop since March and in that time I’ve noticed that many people I’ve spoken to don’t realise we offer free collections from homes and businesses. The shop is really popular with customers coming in to browse all the time, which is great, but we need to make sure we continue to have enough quality stock to sell. We hope that more people will get to know about our collection service and give us a call. They’ll be helping to save furniture from ending up in landfill and raising funds for their local homelessness charity at the same time.”

Shop Manager Shaun Williamson

Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland provides a home, support and meaningful work for 16 formerly homeless individuals. Some stay for a while as they gain confidence and skills before they are ready to move on to independent living; others are in need of longer-term support and are able to stay for as long as they need to.

Each year, our charity ensures that over 3,400 quality pieces of furniture, including wardrobes, beds and three piece suites, are saved from the rubbish tip and resold in the Melton Mowbray charity shop at 18 Market Place, in addition to our Emporium store in Hinckley.

The free collection service covers a wide area around Melton Mowbray and across Leicestershire and Rutland. To book a collection for unwanted furniture, please call 01664 668188 or click here to complete the online form.

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