Fur­ni­ture project hails help

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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

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