Manager's Blog - March 2018
Manager’s blog – March 2018A busy month was had by all at KFR this month.The start of the month saw some ridiculously cold temperatures; a local housing association came to us after burst pipes flooded a couple of their properties. They would need our help to refurnish their tenant’s new residence. After a quick tour of our premises their housing officer was able to select the items of furniture and white goods that would turn an empty shell into a home once more. All delivered as scheduled, on time, by our crack team of drivers and volunteers.I personally drove to...
Join in and join us in Calne
WHEN: Friday 6th April TIME: 12:30pm until 2:30pmWHERE: Calne Library, The Strand, SN11 0JU. This is a free event for everyone. There will be an opportunity to meet 'Sid the Shark', coloring and activities for kids of all ages and lots of information for adults too. Please pop along and see what its all about. ...
Have you ever met a shark or built a tree? Then why not come down to our latest Loan Shark Workshop. We will be building our very own community 'Money Tree' providing people with essential information on debt advice, reporting illegal money lenders, affordable furniture and white goods and how to access local foodbanks. To join in, please come to: Devizes Library on Friday 23rd March between 10am and 12:30pm. This 'tree of knowledge' will be in the library for some weeks to come, so if you're looking for some information then please come and help yourself. ...
This week its National Downs Syndrome Awareness Week. What better time to talk about inclusion.At Kennet Furniture Refurbiz we are inclusive. Everyone is welcome and our volunteering program is all set to adapt to individual needs. We have been approached for placements by those with special needs, learning difficulties, seeking work, older people, younger people and those from all backgrounds. Bingo, job done right? That's what I thought until I was approached to attend a Work Fit conference early last year. It dawned on me then that we weren't reaching out. We were inclusive but only to those who reached out...
Theft from charity
Here are KFR we have been deeply disapointed following recent thefts from our premises. You can read more about what happened in an article written by our local Gazete & Herald here:http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/16052144.Charity__39_s_appeal_for_secure_storage_after_theft/ If you are able to help or know anyone who could help with secure storage in Devizes then please contact us on 01380 720200 or via email at email@example.com. ...
Manager's Blog - February 2018
Manager’s blog – February 2018Today marks my one-year anniversary at KFR. I blinked and a year passed, well that’s what it feels like!As I ponder over the events of the last year, I feel quite proud of the progress and the amazing work we have done in that time. Together with our awesome team of paid staff and volunteers we have kept 150 tonnes of usable furniture from entering a big hole in the ground. In doing so we have helped over 3000 low income families around Wiltshire. We have reconditioned approximately 900 units of white goods and sold them...