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Army seeks unwanted furniture
TIGHTENED purse strings have seen an upsurge in demand for second hand furniture at Nantwich Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL).
The shop, on Beam Street, is calling on people to donate unwanted items of furniture following an increase of bargain-hunters looking for inexpensive home furnishings during the recession.
The charity is appealing to people to hunt through sheds, attics and garages, and bring unwanted pieces to the store to be sold.
Christine Westwood, area manager for SATCoL, said: “We know there’s a need here for small furniture, whether it’s people downsizing, moving into their first homes or looking to give their home a new look.
“With the pressure on everyone’s purses at the moment it’s important for us to be able to provide items at reasonable prices for those in the local community that can’t afford new pieces.”
Donations can include small tables, bedside cabinets, small chairs and stools. Items should be dropped off during opening hours Monday–Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Profits made from the sale of the items will be gift-aided to The Salvation Army to help fund its work in communities throughout the UK, which includes homelessness services, elderly care, assistance at emergency incidents and projects for children and families.
For more information on SATCoL charity shops visit www.wear2shop.co.uk