Charity appeals for furniture

A CHARITY is appealing for people to donate items of furniture.

A CHARITY is appealing for people to donate items of furniture.

Ipswich's St Elizabeth Hospice is looking for any furniture they can sell in their shops and staff will even collect them from people's homes.

There are ten hospice shops throughout East Suffolk and a distribution centre on Rapier Street in Ipswich which rely on the donations of goods to keep them stocked.

Sue Goodchild, retail manager at the hospice, said: “This is a great time of year to have a sort out and donate any furniture you don't want anymore to the hospice. You may have furniture that no longer fits with your colour scheme or you might just fancy a change. “As well as donating, you can also visit our shop in Meredith Road to buy furniture and you may find a great bargain. By donating furniture a second life is given to a range of items which would otherwise end up in a landfill site at a great cost to local authorities and the planet. Our shops are great for the environment as they allow goods to be reused and recycled and the funds raised enable St Elizabeth Hospice to continue to make a real difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”

The hospice also accepts donations of good quality clothing and shoes, handbags, small electrical goods, china, glass, books, toys, pictures, mirrors, kitchen equipment, small digital TVs, linen and soft furnishings.

If you have any furniture you would like to donate, contact St Elizabeth Hospice's Meredith Road shop at 3-5 Meredith Road, Ipswich, IP1 6ED, from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm, or call 01473 744080.

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