Over 2000 tonnes of surplus office furniture collected for charities

first_imgNot-for-profit enterprise Green-Works has secured over two thousand tonnes of surplus office furniture to pass on at low cost to charities, schools, start-up businesses and community groups.The London-based recyling social enterprise has collected the surplus office furniture from organisations such as HSBC, Clifford Chance and Kingfisher. It has built up extensive stocks of desks, chairs, filing cabinet and other pieces of office equipment. Office desks, for example, can be can be bought for around £20.Green-Works has collaborated with Remploy, which has a string of regional outlets including a large warehouse based in Woolwich. Here, office furniture is thoroughly checked over and brought up to scratch where necessary by a team of dedicated staff. Items collected include desks, filing cabinets, printers, even waste-paper bins and stationery. Advertisement Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 July 2003 | Newscenter_img Green-Works is planning to expand its service by launching franchise operations across the country. Currently it has three regional outlets in Woolwich (SE28), Silvertown (E16) and Portsmouth, Hampshire. Over 2000 tonnes of surplus office furniture collected for charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A shed-load of great ideas in Shannon

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? NewsCommunityVideoA shed-load of great ideas in ShannonBy Bernie English – December 18, 2018 1641 Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Previous articleManchester night with These Charming Men and the ProfessorNext articlePictures: Bank of Ireland Christmas Drinks invitation Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSClareCommunityfeatureNewsShannonwatch Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter A member of the Shannon Men’s Shed working on some wood turning. pic: Cian ReinhardtTHERE was a time not so long ago when older men in Shannon with time on their hands had limited options about how to pass the day.“It was either the pub or follow the wives around the shopping centre ” Christy Collins, Chairperson of the Shannon Mens Shed told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The women are encouraging men to go out and join the Mens’ Shed to get us out of the house and that’s exactly what this does, Men make friends here but it’s said – and it’s true – men don’t talk face-to-face, they talk shoulder to shoulder when they’re working together,” said Christy.The Men’s Sheds movement has become a massive vehicle for social inclusion for men who would traditionally have been slow to reach out to their peers other than over a pint.With 54 members on the books and a fantastic premises in Smithstown, courtesy of a nominal rental from the Shannon Properties Group, the Shannon Mens’ Shed is now firmly established and has established close connections with the community in the six years since it was established.The members meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some part of those days are given over to projects such as carpentry, woodworking and passing on DIY skills and there is also ample space for people to just drop in and have a cuppa.“We have a lot of retired people who have a background in trades and that’s really useful but members are also welcome to just drop in and have a chat and a tea or coffee. This is a social place as much as anything else” said Christy.Membership costs just €10 a year, mainly to cover insurance, “We got power saws in and although only one or two of the members might ever use them, the insurance shot up from €350 euros to €1,350 a year”.The members are always available to help with jobs in the community.“Shannon won the Pride of Place title last year which was a great achievement and we were involved in painting empty buildings and planters. We also just finished building Buddy Benches for the schools. If the community needs a hand, we’re delighted to get stuck in”.The group gets great support from local businesses and from Clare County Council but what is hugely important is the support that members offer each other.“It’s a great social outlet and people learn practical stuff coming here as well and we’re able to give back to the community. It’s a fantastic family and the member make it,” Christy told the Limerick Post. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more