KFR were proud winners of the Reuse organisation of the year award 2019.
Our Operations manager, Dan Thompson, tells us about winning the award and what it means to the charity.
“the award was open to all reuse charities/social enterprises in the country that are a member of the Resuse network. As we have had a very successful year, with appearances on ITV Westcountry and various interviews on BBC Radio Wiltshire, I thought us worthy to be considered for this award. The Reuse network were very complimentary about our application and shortlisted us to the final 3 nominees. The competition was tough with the other two applicants very successful and established charities with great causes at the heart of their business. The winner would be decided by public vote. We asked our loyal fans on Facebook and all our local contacts to vote for us and they came through for us. I would like to thank everyone that voted, you made this happen for us and without your support on donations, buying and volunteering we couldn’t be the success we are today”.
“with the extra exposure we plan to take in more unloved furniture, help more low income families, get more volunteers into the workplace, become bigger and better at what we do. We plan to refurbish more white goods by expanding our engineering output, reach further limits of the county, help people who need our help. We are a charity run by members of our community, for our community and supported by the community. We will beat the reuse drum as loud as we can to further save items of furniture entering landfill, whether your relocating or just updating, KFR can turn a house into a home on a limited budget”.