Cash-strapped families who need help with buying furniture are cheering after East Thames received a donation of new household items from Higgins Construction for Reclaim at The Lane.
Staff at Reclaim at the Lane, which provides high quality, low cost furniture, homewares and white goods, were thrilled when Higgins Construction donated an array of items, ranging from bedroom furniture and soft furnishings to vases and ornaments.
Jeff Joseph, Community Investment Manager for Higgins Construction comments, “We are extremely committed to working with and rebuilding local communities and are delighted to have been able to donate the furniture to East Thames. The furniture was being used at a regeneration project in Hackney which is coming to an end so we couldn’t think of any better use for it.”
Corrine Hutcheson, enterprise co-ordinator at East Thames, said: “Many families are feeling the pinch, and we can help people with low cost goods donated by residents and businesses; so we are always very grateful for the support we receive. This donation of lovely furniture will certainly help some of the local families. In the past year we have helped approximately 200 households with essentials and the finishing touches to make their home complete.”
Reclaim at the Lane is a social enterprise and part of East Potential (registered charity number 105314). It is funded by a combination of self-generated income and the generous support of East Thames Group. Every penny of profit generated goes straight back into keeping Reclaim at the Lane running and enabling us to offer volunteer and training opportunities.
Anyone can use the service, and residents in receipt of benefits may be eligible for further discounted prices on the products available.
Higgins Construction and East Thames partner on major development and regeneration projects in London, including the Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets.