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Increasing our area
Solutions SK
for collections and
support
Furniture Station
appointment of
for Mayor’s
Charity
Trainee
D
UE to the economic situation people of their MBA students and they will be
are clearly not changing their furniture preparing a PR/Marketing package to help
as often as they have been and the supply us to promote the opportunity to donate
of furniture, particularly 3 piece suites has furniture to the wider area.
significantly reduced.
Additional support for this expansion has
As demand is increasing (waiting lists for come from Stockport MBC as a response
appointments are currently up to 5 weeks) to the recession; this support has allowed
we will be increasing the area we collect the appointment of a Trainee for one year
from and including the Macclesfield and and an increase in the hours of one of our
Wilmslow areas. This will ensure our vans part time drivers. The trainee was
are being fully utilised and will hopefully previously on a work placement with us
R
UNNERS Hazel Davies and Andrew
Rowlands, with MD Nic Cox present
increase the supply of items available for and we have been able to offer full time
a cheque to Mike Atkinson.
clients to choose from. We will continue to employment for one year, we will provide
deliver to clients ONLY in the Stockport training and by the end of the year the
Nineteen members of staff from the
area. We have been chosen as a project by Trainee will have gained much valuable
Refuse, Recycling and Street Cleansing
The Manchester Business School for some experience and enhanced his skills.
section of Solutions SK took part in the
Great Manchester Run in May. The
runners ranged from senior
management to other members of the
workforce aged between 20 - 60 and
each member completed the 10k run.
All monies raised will be split between
two charities, Stockport based, The
Furniture Station and Cancer Research.
Managing Director of Solutions SK, Nic
Cox said, “We are very proud of the
runners who put themselves forward
for this gruelling event and they should
be very proud of themselves. They have
raised a fantastic sum of money and we
hope it will make a difference.”
The team wore t-shirts donned with the
Solutions SK logo. All 19 members
finished the run and received a medal
and a t-shirt. Andrew Rowlands,
Left to right: Heeseung Park, Sujayeendra Kodagali, Gabriela Ivanova, Nicolas Vetter and Arseniy Shnayderman. Recycling Operative, completed the
course in the fastest time of 45 minutes.
Others were just happy to cross the
case study
finish line.
H
ELEN Robinson, a support worker improvement in his confidence, he has a The Furniture Station is a registered
from Threshold, an organisation better sense of responsibility, a reason charity which aims to help disadvantaged
working to support people and to help to get up and his whole demeanour has people in Stockport by providing them
them maintain their tenancies told us improved, especially as he feels he is with good quality re-used furniture and
about one of her clients. The young man helping others. He has also been able to white goods. Many people going into
had been struggling with confidence develop the skills of reliability without accommodation cannot afford to buy the
and found it hard to get up in the the pressures of a full time job at first. items they need to make a house into a
mornings. Threshold arranged for him
Such placements are an important part
home, like the young mother who had
to work on a voluntary basis at The
of what we do at the Furniture Station
nothing and received furniture, a cooker
Furniture Station for one day a week to
and they demonstrate that the support
and a cot for her new baby. The project
try and give him some focus in his life.
people need goes beyond providing
also ensures that many items, which
He was placed with Phil Edge our White
items of furniture.
would otherwise end up in landfill,
Goods Engineer and Helen has reported continue to have a useful life. Visit the
back that there is a very positive web site to find out more
www.furniturestation.org.uk
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