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A Bordon charity that provides low cost furniture and other household items benefited from a team of volunteers from Alton’s largest employer, Laleham Health & Beauty. The charity which has been operating for 22 years needed help creating storage for the furniture and clearing the reception area in their new premises.
Diane from Furniture Helpline says “we were so thrilled to welcome the team from Laleham Health & Beauty and with their engineering knowledge they were able to design and build ‘pen’ like storage for our many beds that we have on sale. Our charity offers low cost furniture to local people in East Hampshire and parts of Surrey. I would like to thank Laleham for their day’s volunteering and they have enabled us to save money and reallocate resources to other areas that will make a difference to the community. We are always looking for volunteers to help in the warehouse, office or on our vans so please get in contact if you are interested by phone or via www.volunteerwessex.org“.
Laleham Health & Beauty carry out a series of volunteering initiatives in and around the Alton area organised by Community First. Don Johnson, Operations Director, at the company comments “this has been a different volunteering experience for us as we have been really able to put our skills and expertise into practice, as we are from the engineering team. The Furniture Helpline does an amazing job providing low cost furniture to people who are on low incomes and I hope that our small contribution to the charity helps them to continue with the excellent work they are doing“.
If you would like to donate any furniture to the Furniture Helpline telephone 01420 489000, or visit their showroom on Hampshire Road, Bordon GU35 0HJ (open 0900-1600, Mon-Fri). If you are a business in East Hampshire that would like to get involved with the Employee Volunteering Scheme, contact Janet Duggan – email@example.com.