Abergavenny Homemakers expand with new van
Homemakers Community Recycling recently took ownership of a new van as part of it’s expansion programme. Homemakers is a community recycling charity/social enterprise located in Abergavenny who work in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council to reduce landfill.
Charter was one of the partners that set up Homemakers over ten years ago, in order to help people on a low income acquire good quality reconditioned furniture to set them up in their new home. Charter was pleased to help with the funding of the new van which was also funded by Peoples Post Code Trust, Monmouthshire Housing, Unite The Union, The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, The Clothworkers Foundation, The Community Foundation in Wales, The Co-operative Membership and The Rank Foundation.
Homemakers collect furniture from homes within Monmouthshire formerly run by Monmouthshire County Council house clearances and drop offs by the general public. Items collected or dropped off are assessed and are either resold at affordable prices or recycled using local companies.
Rob Davies of Homemakers, who is responsible for fundraising said “We are extremely grateful to our funders for helping with our development so that we are able to provide an improved service to the people of Monmouthshire and surrounding areas.’