Volunteer stories

Anna: Christian Concern My name is Anna – I have been volunteering at Christian Concern since August last year and love what I do. My main involvement is with the Computer Class on a Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  I help adults with learning difficulties to use the computer and develop their confidence and abilities.  I [...]

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June 2015 – Changing Lives in Cheshire and CFRF win Highly Commended at Cheshire Show

Thanks to all the hard work of the furniture reuse project members the Furniture Reuse stand run by Changing Lives in Cheshire and CFRF won a highly commended from the stall judges at the 2015 Cheshire Show. The judges commented on the well laid out stand and the highly enthusiastic individuals manning the stand. All [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|2015|Comments Off on June 2015 – Changing Lives in Cheshire and CFRF win Highly Commended at Cheshire Show

April 2015 – Booked for the Cheshire Show during National Recycle Week

Cheshire Furniture Reuse will be at the Cheshire Show on 23rd and 24th June which coincides with Recycle Week - This year's focus is on raising awareness that there are lots of items you can recycle from all around the home. We are busy planning already and hope to see you there

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April 2015 – Micro-volunteering day on April 15th

Could you be a micro-volunteer? Bite-size, on-demand, no-commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause? Our projects could benefit from 30 minutes of your time. Tweet to raise awareness of their work, share their facebook pages, let your friends know about the great work they do. Leaflet drop in your area or put up a poster [...]

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November 2014 – Cheshire Furniture Reuse response to DWP Consultation on Local Welfare Funding

Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum issues it's response to the the Government's is proposal to withdraw direct provision for local welfare funding - Consultation Response

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May 2014 – Furniture Reuse Network launch a petition to continue help for vulnerable families

The Furniture Reuse Network has launched a petition asking the Government to retain support for the local welfare assistance funds - due to finish in 2015.  Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils use the government support to help vulnerable individuals and families across Cheshire via the HELP and Emergency Assist schemes.  Support can include the provision of furniture in [...]

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April 24th 2014 – Cheshire Furniture Reuse projects help their 10,000th household

Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum projects hit a milestone this week and helped their 10,000th family in a year by providing preloved furniture for little cost to those who don’t have large furniture budgets but still desire quality items. The flip side to this story is that this special service has saved nearly 500 tonnes from going [...]

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April 2014 – Award Winning Cheshire Furniture Reuse projects 

CC-Cycles, based in the St Paul’s Centre, Crewe which is well known locally for its Friday Furniture Sale, was recently nominated for the Sustainable City Awards  Some of the CC-Cycles team visited The Mansion House in London last Thursday to receive their Certificate in the Sustainable Travel and Transport Awards CLIC - Changing Lives in Cheshire has won [...]

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March 2014 – Cheshire Furniture Reuse Projects go from strength to strength

Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum projects are collecting more reusable items, helping more individuals and families, hosting more volunteers and keeping more waste from landfill than ever before. They are on track for a record busting 12 months. Fridges, freezers, washing machines - Reviive and Changing Lives in Cheshire are increasing the quantity of white goods [...]

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March 2015 – Recognition for our good work

Cheshire Furniture Reuse Forum is longlisted for the 2 Degrees Champions Awards in the Social Value Category. Read our submission and vote for us on the 2 Degrees Network: www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/dont-need-that-sofa-anymore-cheshire-furniture-reuse-forum-helps-over-nine-thousand-households-by-encouraging-reuse/

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