Manage your carbon footprint by passing on your furniture and donating household goods to our Barking shop

Published: November 7, 2018

As households across the UK order new furniture before Christmas arrives, Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton’s latest initiative is encouraging locals in east London to go green by donating unwanted furniture to their store in Barking.

Research shows that furniture and mattresses account for half of the 1.6 tonnes of waste sent to landfill in England, each year. Increasing the lifespan of furniture contributes towards reducing emissions in the energy used to manufacture new products, saving on materials and landfill waste.

Louise Hamilton, Head of Retail at Richard House said: “We all have a part to play in reducing carbon emissions and we can help reduce our footprints by simply donating formally loved furniture to a new home. Our charity shops offer a free collection service, so it really is as easy as picking up the phone. Donating furniture to Richard House will also help support children and their families with life-limiting illnesses”.

From the moment a child is diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, everything changes. And these changes affect the whole family, which is why it is vital to provide not only care to the child, but support to the whole family as well. To do this Richard House services range from specialised clinical care, to art, music, and dance therapy; giving the child the opportunity to explore what is happening to them in a safe environment, through to end of life care and pre and post bereavement support for all the family.

Richard House relies heavily on the generosity of donors to carry out their vital work for seriously ill children and their families and this year need to raise £3.5 million.

To donate your pre-loved furniture to Richard House simply contact the barking store on 020 8591 9393.