On 22nd July 2011 the following article appeared in the Evesham Observer.
Your unwanted goods help others
KIND-hearted Vale residents are being urged to help needy people in the area by donating their unwanted household goods. Volunteers at Roundabout, a charity based in Blackminster Business Park want to make sure there is not a shortage of furniture and other items and so they are renewing their appeal to the public. The charity, which is managed by Bob Pooler, supports people in need of a helping hand such as those on low incomes or people who have experienced unavoidable problems in the home such as fire or flood damage. Through carrying out their charitable work, the organisation helps divert tonnes of costly waste away from landfill each year, saving taxpayer’s money. It is one of a number of organisations across the county, supported by the County Council. County Councillor Anthony Blagg, cabinet member for environment and waste management, said: “It is fantastic to continue to work with Roundabout, helping local residents to reuse their unwanted furniture by passing it on to people who really need it. “Often people are updating their home and have items that are in perfectly good condition but that they no longer want or need. Roundabout helps to keep such items out of landfill and ensures that local people who could benefit them can get hold of them.” Roundabout collects good quality household furniture as well as other domestic items such as crockery, curtains and ornaments. Furniture can be collected or dropped off by appointment, but must be free from stains and damage and comply with the fire regulations. Members of the public can visit the warehouse, based at Blackminster Business Park, to purchase furniture and other items, including books and ornaments. The income from these sales helps the charity to finance its operating costs. Call 01386 833030 to arrange collections or to drop off items visit www.letswasteless.com for more information and other ideas on how to waste less.