Chippenham charity widening customer base to people with income below £20,000 (From This Is Wiltshire)
Chippenham charity widening customer base to people with income below £20,000
12:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in Latest News
A Chippenham charity offering low-cost furniture to people without a wage is extending its customer criteria to help working households feeling the pinch.
Recycling charity Waste Not Want Not (WNWN) collects unwanted furniture and household goods for free to passes them on at affordable prices. Last year it helped 2,130 people furnish their homes.
Since it began in 2002, its customers have included people on state benefits, senior citizens and students.
WNWN is widening its customer base to include anyone whose household income is below £20,000 a year.
Manager Phil Reade said: “Hardly a day goes by without reminders in the media of families who are struggling to cope with the rising cost of both food and fuel.
“Thousands are feeling the pinch. These are the people we would like to help, those people who may be struggling to either buy or replace essential household items.”
To accommodate working people, from October 12 its Hungerdown Lane showroom will extend its opening hours to include Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
Chairman Tony Tolcher said: “In addition to serving people who need our help, we also divert reusable goods away from landfill and give volunteering opportunities to the community, including people with special needs.”
Weekday openings are Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4pm and Friday 9.30am-3pm. To donate, call (01249) 447140.
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