Longfield Community Hospice is in need of quality furniture to sell in their new furniture shop, which they hope to open to the public at the end of February.
Head of Retail, Laura Owen said “We have three shops that sell furniture – Up Hatherley, Stroud and Bishops Cleeve and we are opening a furniture shop in our new warehouse, which requires even more furniture to fill, so we’re appealing to the community to help us with quality donations.
“We have a large area to fill, in addition to a regular supply needed for our shops. There are a few things we can’t take, such as upholstery without fire labels, beds, or faulty electrical items but most other items we can take, as long as it is in a saleable condition.
“The best thing to do is to call the warehouse team (if they don’t answer, please leave a message and the team will get back to you) and you can discuss the items and arrange free collection.
“Donations are our lifeblood, and we cannot function without them. Furniture donations can raise vital funds for Longfield, which in turn enables us to deliver our care services. We recently sold a three-piece suite for more than £1,000 which was fantastic.”
Longfield’s furniture shop is within their new warehouse building, which they have recently re-located to from Spring Mill in Nailsworth. The building also houses all their out of season stock ready to go out to Longfield’s 18 shops. On the upstairs mezzanine area is the E-commerce team, which is a growing market, particularly in second hand goods on marketplaces such as eBay.
Donated items of furniture can be collected by Longfield’s team of drivers.
The new warehouse will also house a donation hub, where people will be able to drop off donations, initially between 10am-2pm Monday-Friday.
Longfield is also seeking volunteers to help in the warehouse and assist in the running of the furniture shop and donation hub. There are also job opportunities for two new paid roles – a furniture collection/delivery driver and a warehouse supervisor.
More details about recruitment and donations can be found on the Longfield website.