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Royal visitor for local leading re-use charity

This year marks the 20th anniversary for local leading social enterprise & re-use charity toogoodtowaste. 

To celebrate the anniversary of toogoodtowaste, they were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to visit their Ynyshir branch yesterday.

During the visit, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was given a tour of their charity showroom, warehouse and workshops where he was introduced to many of the staff and dedicated volunteers along the way.

Lynda Davies, Chief Executive Officer said: “Showing His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales around our showroom was a surreal and very proud experience.  It was just unbelievable to see His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales talking & chatting to our staff & volunteers & recognising their value.

As the organisation received a £50 Prince’s Trust grant back in 1993 to help set up, we were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to our Ynyshir showroom in our 20th year, as we have gone from strength to strength.

My thanks go out to all the community of Rhondda Cynon Taf for being our customers, our volunteers and our supporters.”

Ceri Williams, a School placement in their Ynyshir branch stated: “It was a pleasure to meet His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.  He was interested to hear about what I do here, I explained that I am here on a 6 month school placement & that I am really enjoying my time in the electrical department.  It has made me realise that I would like to work as an electrician in future.”

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales extended his visit to over an hour, to allow time to hear how the services provided by toogoodtowaste help reduce waste and alleviate the effects of local poverty.  During his visit he met with a number of the referral organisations , including Women’s Aid, Social Services & Housing Associations who refer people in need to toogoodtowaste for help during times of crisis and in establishing a new home.

toogoodtowaste extends thanks to all the organisations and individuals who helped sponsor this visit.

 

Now open on SUNDAYS – tell your friends!

Our Ynyshir branch is now open 10am – 4pm on Sundays & until 5pm Monday - Saturday

9am – 5pm Mon – Sat

10am – 4pm Sun

 

toogoodtowaste is a re-use/recycling charity and social enterprise operating in Rhondda Cynon Taf.  We reduce waste by collecting re-usable household items and redistributing them via our charity shops. The income we raise enables us to help low income households and provide training and volunteering opportunities.

In 2014 we provided over 280 free furniture packages, supported over 280 volunteers & placements and re-used over 450 tonnes of household items that would have otherwise been destined for landfill. Over 53,000 items were sold & selected for re-use.

Our shops offer a wide range of furniture at great prices.  From vintage to modern, we have something for every taste and pocket.

Please support our charitable objectives by donating your unwanted items or by choosing to buy recycled.

 

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