Devizes-based furniture and white goods reuse charity Kennet Furniture Refurbiz (KFR) was delighted to receive a visit from Lady Lansdowne, High Sheriff of Wiltshire, on Tuesday 13th September.
Lady Lansdowne’s theme for her year as High Sheriff is ‘home’ and she is focusing on those organisations that support that most basic human right of a safe and secure home from which new lives can be built. “I was very keen to see for myself what KFR does” she said “as no-one should live in a home without basic furniture.”
Lady Lansdowne was shown round the warehouse by KFR’s General Manager Dan Thompson and Chair of Trustees Jeff Sutherland-Kay and met some of the staff and volunteers. As she inspected KFR’s new white goods refurbishing and testing facility, she was able to hear about the work that the charity does in collecting donations of furniture and white goods from both private and corporate donors for sale to low-income families.
Lady Lansdowne said: “What a wonderful organisation. I hadn’t realised how extensive KFR’s charity work is and how much they save from going into landfill. They perform a very important role for the people of Wiltshire.”
The photograph shows Lady Lansdowne in KFR’s warehouse with Jeff Sutherland-Kay and Dan Thompson.