Press Release

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY CHARITY WANTS TO EXPAND ITS SERVICES
Local Charity Furniture Helpline supports the community in many ways, primarily, it helps people on low incomes or in crisis situations.
Based in Bordon, FHL operates throughout East Hampshire and Waverley areas helping the community and providing many valuable services.
The Charity’s aim is to provide free and affordable household furniture and white goods and reduce such items going to landfill. To recycle, they collect good quality donated furniture from local residents which are then offered for resale at low prices or free of charge for people in need. Additionally, working with the Bordon Liphook Haslemere Charity, they provide furniture and white goods to people in crisis and have their own crisis fund to help those further afield who are in dire need.
In order to raise further funds, FHL collects bulky waste items for Guildford Council four days a week for a fee, which helps fund the work they do in the community.
Another way in which FHL helps the community is by linking with FareShare by acting as a local hub to distribute good quality food donated by supermarket chains etc. to twelve local organisations such as lunch clubs, food banks and day centres including Vokes Lunch Club, Grayshott Day Centre and Bordon Garrison Pre-school and Creche.
At Furniture Helpline’s HQ in Bordon there is now a workshop funded by Hampshire County Council allowing reuse and woodworking enthusiasts to repair furniture or work on their own projects. At present it is being used just one day a week by the Woolmer Men’s Shed, but anyone who wants to potter, create or upcycle, either an individual or group would be most welcome.
Above all, Furniture Helpline is always looking for people who can help at their warehouse in Bordon. They are looking for practical people who would be happy to spend an hour or two in the warehouse assembling donated flat pack furniture, re-building items for display or restoring old furniture. With two vans working to collect and deliver each week, they would also welcome either drivers or willing helpers. Diane Page (Operations Manager) says ‘We always welcome people willing to join our busy team in Bordon. The more volunteers we have the more we are able to serve the community’.