Collection Service from Aycliffe
A call has gone out for more donations of furniture and white goods for a social enterprise set up to help local people. Gavin Bestford and Susan Hill both volunteer for More Time, and say a steady stream of customers at the showroom in the DISC headquarters next to the Blue Bridge on the town means they need more good quality second-hand goods.
Gavin, from Newton Aycliffe, said: “We’re always on the lookout for new stock – it’s the lifeblood of our service.
“We’re always looking for more household goods and we have the skills within the team here at More Time to refurbish old furniture and white goods to bring them back to standard. The furniture and white goods are then tested and sold on to local people who may need quality goods but prefer not to buy them in the shops.”
Fellow volunteer Susan said: “I want to encourage local people to get in touch if they have any furniture or white goods that they no longer want. We offer a free collection service and are happy to travel and see what people wish to donate.”
All the money raised from the sale of these goods goes back into the More Time service, helping local people develop new skills in retail, sales, catering and cleaning with the aim of them securing employment in the future.
And Susan said “If anyone is struggling with low confidence, this is an excellent place to volunteer to work alongside a great group of people who make you feel really welcome.”
People who would like to donate household goods are encouraged to telephone 01325 731294. More Time is based at The IES Centre –Horndale Avenue, Aycliffe Business Park (near the Blue Bridge), The More Time furniture store is open Monday to Saturday between 9am until 4pm.
More Time Furniture Scheme provides good quality second-hand furniture at reasonable prices, enabling local people to source the furniture they need, with a cost effective delivery option for those people who don’t have access to a delivery van. It also provides fully certified house clearance services for those people who need to have bulky/unwanted items removed from their property.