Charity to run second hand shop at Foxhall

Foxhall recycling centre.

Foxhall recycling centre.

A new charity shop to re-use items taken to the recycling centres is being opened at Foxhall after Suffolk County Council linked up with the Benjamin Foundation Charity.

The shop will sell items suitable for re-use that would otherwise be recycled or disposed of from seven of the 11 recylcing centres across Suffolk.

All items will be checked and tested in order to be re-sold at the new shop at the Foxhall recycling centre.

Cabinet Member for the environment Matthew Hicks said: “Many Suffolk residents already make sure their unwanted items are re-used by donating them to charity shops or giving them to family or friends, which is great.

“We urge them to continue doing just that. We hope that the new re-use shop will complement these efforts by identifying re-usable items that people take to their local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

“This new proposal means that our centres will perform better than ever before, resulting in the charitable sector finding new homes for a range of re-usable items, and as a result, generating more money for charitable causes.”

The range of materials to be sold at the shop includes electrical items, furniture from chairs to dressers, toys, sports equipment, CDs and DVDs, books, bicycles and DIY and garden tools.

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Marketing and fundraising manager at The Benjamin Foundation, Chris Elliott, said: “We’re incredibly grateful and excited to be taking part in the re-use shop project at Foxhall and we hope the public will pop into the shop.”