Corby charity helps turn round volunteers’ livesPosted: May 13, 2013
I recently visited a great local charity which restores and recycles unwanted furniture and offers valuable training to help people find employment.
As the Corby Telegraph report, Furniture Turnaround, on the Oakley Hay Industrial Estate, is providing help thanks to a £4,000 boost from Orbit Housing Association’s community investment fund.
Furniture Turnaround is helping its volunteers develop a range of skills, from restoring furniture, to IT, customer service, marketing and logistics. The partnership with Orbit is really making a difference.
A total of 18 volunteers will receive employment and education advice.
Furniture Turnaround, which has been going in Corby for 17 years, restores and passes on household items to families and individuals, many of whom are referred to the charity by social services.
In the last 12 months it has delivered more than 100 tonnes of essential items to people’s homes, which equates to 30 households benefiting each week.
Andy Spalding, project manager, said: “We were very pleased Andy had the time to come and visit us. It was the third time he has called in and we appreciate his support and interest in the work we are doing, thanks to the support of Orbit.
“Demand for our help continues to grow but fortunately, donations keep coming in.”
For more information on Furniture Turnaround call 01536 402181.