Furniture project hails help
THE team behind a project to pass unwanted furniture to the town’s most needy have thanked residents for their support.
Cheshire Streetwise, a community interest company which supports homeless people in Macclesfield, launched a furniture reuse project two months ago.
In that time they have been inundated with offers of unwanted tables, chairs, beds and other furniture. It means the Macclesfield families in financial hardship can access much needed furniture at either a low or no cost.
Maggie Falconer-Drew, who runs the project on Gilchrist Avenue, on the Weston estate, said: “In the space of eight weeks we have collected approximately a tonne of furniture, helped out 10 families and people in the community and provided furniture for the Emergency Furniture Packages for East Cheshire.
“We have also furnished two homes which are set up for rehabilitation and recovery in Macclesfield.
“This means we have saved furniture from going to landfill and have got it back out into the community where it is most needed.
“We have filled our shop and garage several times over, so much so, that we are having to look for larger premises to keep up with the demand.
“We wanted to say a massive thank you to the generous people of Macclesfield for all their amazing donations and ask them to keep sending us items.”
●● Cheshire Van Rental staff Steve Brownrigg and Paul Head who provide the van to deliver and pick up furniture