BulkyWaste’s work with global leader BAE Systems has helped another charity to grow. BAE enlisted the BulkyWaste Service to help clear furniture from a number of old office buildings at their Samlesbury site ready for demolition.
After learning how Recycling Lives, BulkyWaste’s founding company, offers opportunities to the temporarily homeless and disadvantaged, enabling them to change their lives for the better, BAE decided to donate the 3,000 pieces of office furniture to the charity.
Recycling Lives creates opportunities through education, training and work experience and equips those in need with the life skills to get back into work.
The removal of the furniture was completed by eight Recycling Lives Residents undertaking work experience placements on the BulkyWaste Service as part of their journey to independent living.
Some of the furniture has now been donated to environmental charity Groundwork Pennine Lancashire.
A number of desks, chairs and storage cabinets have been given to Groundwork’s youth project Reachout, based in Darwen.
This donation will enable the charity to grow and reach out to even more young people.
Reachout aims to provide young people aged between eight and 25-years-old with the skills and motivation to tackle the issues that affect their health, well-being and personal development.
The programme also aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour amongst young people by involving the wider community.
Groundwork Pennine Lancashire Director Nick Riley said: ”We work quite closely with BAE on environmental and social responsibility issues and are really grateful to them and to BulkyWaste for donating this office furniture.
“BulkyWaste has demonstrated once again what a morally conscious organisation it is. Its commitment to helping charities like ourselves means that the important work we are carrying out at our youth bases in Lancashire can be even more effective.”
For more information log on to www.groundwork.org.uk/penninelancs