Dedicated to Thamesmead
Thamesmead Furniture Recycle recently received a helping hand from 20 Peabody employees.
They volunteered their time to the charity, which is dedicated to helping Thamesmead families on a low income.
Activities included decoratingThamesmead Furniture Recycle’s warehouse, and helping to upcycle furniture donated by local residents and businesses. This will be sold on, at cost, to residents in the local area.
This is just one example of the Peabody Promise, which encourages staff to donate two days of their time every year to help community organisations across London.
Peabody staff with Thamesmead Furniture Recycle’s Chair, Ray Woodage (centre)
Peabody’s Director of Thamesmead Regeneration, Ken Baikie, said: “It was fantastic for Peabody staff to volunteer their time and see for themselves the difference this one charity alone is making in Thamesmead.”
Chair of Thamesmead Furniture Recycle, Ray Woodage, said: “It has been especially great to see Peabody helping us out and truly getting stuck in, their help and support has made a whole world of difference.”
Thamesmead Furniture Recycle recently won a £500 grant from the Big Lottery Fund with support from the Peabody Group. Money will help to purchase mini starter-packs for Thamesmead residents who are on a low income and looking to move in to their first home.
To find out more about Thamesmead Furniture Recycle or to find out about volunteering there, call 020 8312 9191 or visit the Thamesmead Furniture Recycle website.
Funding available to community groups
Community groups and organisations wishing to offer health and wellbeing activities that benefit Peabody residents in Thamesmead can apply for between £500 and £5,000 as part of The Peabody Community Fund.