New furniture reuse project in Chester in need of support

We are (re)establishing a furniture reuse project in Chester. Blacon Community Trust had run a furniture reuse project and, whilst sadly the Trust is going into liquidation, there is still a need and sustainable model for a furniture reuse scheme. We are working with a team to help ensure such a scheme remains in Blacon and to [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Lovely stories from some of those we’ve had the privilege to help

As Coordinator I get to see all the good work that the projects are doing. In my New Year visit to each of the projects I've heard many lovely stories. Here are just a few SVP in Ellesmere Port were approached by someone helping a lady who had been assigned a house just before Christmas. That [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|2016|0 Comments

Volunteer roles for Macclesfield Furniture Project

To meet an increase in donations and need Furnaround are helping Cheshire Streetwise set up a second Macclesfield Furniture Reuse Project and are in need of a driver and volunteer van crew on Mondays and someone to help in the store on Fridays They have a welcoming team, young and old, men and women. Whether it’s to learn [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Volunteer roles for Blacon Furniture Project

An increase in offers of furniture and demand from the local community has meant Blacon Furniture Project needs to recruit more volunteers. Driver / driver’s assistants To be a member of our van teams, collecting donated furniture, appliances and other household items from members of the public and companies, and delivering to people’s houses safely. Lifting [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|2015|0 Comments

Project leaflets and brochures

With so many furniture reuse projects, offering so many additional services we've decided to pull together their leaflets here. Click on the image for the jpeg, and the link below the image for the PDF. Blacon Furniture Project Leaflet PDF 32773 Changing Lives - 2pp A5 Leaflet Changing Lives in Cheshire Leaflet PDF 49392 CLiC [...]

By | November 4th, 2015|2015|Comments Off on Project leaflets and brochures

Furniture Reuse Organisations do a lot more than furniture reuse

I'm constantly amazed at much more than furniture reuse all Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum projects do. Of course all are involved in providing low cost (or no cost) furniture to individuals and families in need. But as well as that.... Blacon Furniture Project is part of Blacon Community Trust. As such they run a bike refurbishment [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|2015|Comments Off on Furniture Reuse Organisations do a lot more than furniture reuse

Community Repaint Cheshire going from strength to strength

A partnership between Community Repaint, Changing Lives in Cheshire, local authorities, Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) and local companies is collecting leftover paint, discontinued stock, customer returns and paint dropped off at HWRC’s. This is then quality assessed by CLiC and offered to individuals and community groups at low cost. Paint is sold direct to individuals, families & Community Groups from CLiC-Changing Lives in Cheshire [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|2015|Comments Off on Community Repaint Cheshire going from strength to strength

Local furniture charity in Ellesmere Port calls for donations

St. Vincent's de Paul (SVP) in Ellesmere Port is very much based in the heart of the local community. It is made up of  two part time members of staff and many volunteers who offer practical help to those in need. The staff and volunteers run two local furniture stores and operate a storage depot. This means they [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|2015|Comments Off on Local furniture charity in Ellesmere Port calls for donations

August 2015 – CFRF wins Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practise

The Green Organisation have notified the Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum that we are Green Apple Award winners for Environmental Best Practise 2015. The Green Apple Award scheme, now in its eighteenth year, is well established as one of the major environmental recognition schemes, both in the UK and internationally. It was one of the first to be invited to become an [...]

By | August 12th, 2015|2015|Comments Off on August 2015 – CFRF wins Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practise

July 2015 – Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum have increased reuse…. again!

Members of the Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum have increased the amount of furniture they collect, increasing the amount reused and recycled. But most importantly members have increased the number of people they helped. In 2014-15 members: Reused 658 tonnes of furniture Recycled 450 tonnes of furniture Helped over 12 thousand households Employed 67 staff Provided opportunities to [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|2015|Comments Off on July 2015 – Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum have increased reuse…. again!