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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 are delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to visit their Ynyshir branch on Monday 6th July.

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

Amongst the many volunteers that His Royal Highness will meet are 2 long service volunteers, who provide a great deal of support and commitment to the organisation, despite facing difficulties in their personal lives.

Annette volunteers in the customer service department of their Ynyshir branch and she has done now for the past 5 years.  When Annette first joined toogoodtowaste she had very low self-esteem and little confidence to interact with others as she felt she had nothing left to offer.  With time and motivation, Annette developed skills through volunteering that has had a positive effect on overcoming many of the barriers and fears she had to face when during 2014 she became ill with Breast Cancer.

Another dedicated volunteer that will be introduced to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is Paul.  Like many young people who have little family support, Paul’s background involved a life of crime, drink and drugs, with an added mental health condition.  Paul developed skills through volunteering that have had a positive effect on overcoming many of the barriers he faces on a daily basis, and now sees his role in life to give back something to the community and encourage others to see the benefits that volunteering can offer and change their lives for the better.

Lynda Davies, Chief Executive Officer said: “I am thrilled and honoured that the His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has decided to visit toogoodtowaste at such a monumental time in our history.  Just over 20 years ago this organisation was granted £50 by the Princes Trust to establish and gather support to form a local community reuse project, during his visit he will be able to meet many of the dedicated volunteers who continue to help make a difference in our 20th anniversary year.”

toogoodtowaste will be closed to the general public on Monday 6th July for staff and volunteers to meet his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.  They plan to reopen their Ynyshir branch only at 1pm.  If you need any further information you can contact toogoodtowaste on 01443 680090.

 

Technical Error with our Facebook page

Due to a technical error we are temporarily unable to access our Facebook page, we are looking into this error and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. If you have any queries you can contact us on 01443 680090 or you can send them to enquiries@toogoodtowaste.co.uk. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 

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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