A BLACKMINSTER furniture reuse charity has appealed for donations for essential furniture to help those less fortunate during lockdown.
Roundabout temporarily closed down on January 5 in line with Government guidelines and to protect the health of volunteers but behind the scenes CEO Peter Andrews and two colleagues have continued with suppling essentially free furniture items to individuals and families in financial need through their referral process utilised by Housing Officers, Health Professionals, CAB etc.
“Deprivation does not just disappear with ‘lockdown’ and so my colleagues Andy Brimm and Paul Byatt and I have continued supplying essential furniture via our referral process in line with our Covid secure protocol. To date we have completed 34 deliveries of furniture across a wide area of Worcestershire and West Warwickshire, however we have now encountered a major supply problem,” Mr Andrews said.
“At the commencement of the latest ‘lockdown’ we suspended all collections of donated furniture until further notice and so we have now exhausted our existing supplies of essential furniture items stored within our large warehouse.”
“To enable us to continue and meet the demand for requests for furniture we are in urgent need of furniture items that will fit easily into modern social housing, flats etc.
The charity requires:
Double/single bed bases. Divan type bed bases must be in a reusable condition and have a fire safety label
Wardrobes, dimensions not to exceed 85 cm in width and 190 cm in height.
Chests of drawers in reusable condition
Small sideboards in reusable condition
2 seater sofa’s not part of a suite. Clean, reusable and have a fire safety label
Small kitchen tables.
During the current health crisis any furniture donations will be collected in a Covid secure manner by prior arrangement to ensure the Roundabout staff do not have to enter properties unnecessarily.