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26th Jun, 2022

How a reused Roundabout suite has made its way to an Evesham councillor's home

Rob George 16th Mar, 2022

A LEADING Evesham councillor showed her support for a much-loved Blackminster charity by purchasing a three-piece suite.

Coun Emma Stokes was on hand at Roundabout to purchase the reused suite for her home and once again back the much-loved town charity.

And now the executive board member for resident and customer services, who has the responsibility for waste and recycling, hopes other town residents will take a look at what Roundabout has to offer.

“Being the ‘rubbish’ councillor for Wychavon I am always looking for ways to minimize waste, recycle more items but more importantly to reuse what we already have in the supply chain,” she said.

“I had managed to get an additional 12 months wear out of my existing suite before it became clear a replacement was needed. I have purchased furniture previously from Roundabout and so it seemed the sensible idea to seek a replacement.”

“The volunteers and staff at Roundabout were extremely helpful and I was able to purchase a lovely brown three-piece suite.”

“The suite was delivered free of charge a few days later and the delivery crew Richard and Andy also took away a perfectly good double mattress which was surplus to requirements and which will help another household. A win-win situation all round.”

For the past 27 years Roundabout the popular furniture reuse charity based at Blackminster has been helping to alleviate furniture poverty by supplying donated furniture essentially free of charge to individuals and families in financial need.

Roundabout also operates a shop where a proportion of the donated furniture is sold at affordable prices to the public to offset the charities overheads.

Roundabout Manager Peter Andrews said: “We value our relationship with Wychavon District council and I am very pleased Coun Stokes demonstrates her support for the concept of reuse in the most practical sense and I would encourage others in a position of influence to do the same.

“Please remember when buying a new sofa that people may want to donate in the future, they should leave the fire label on as without it Roundabout and other reuse organizations won’t be able to accept it by law.”

Visit www.roundaboutevesham.org.uk for more.

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