DAME Caroline Dinenage DBE MP has officially launched a new charitable organisation in Hampshire which is pledging to give furniture a second chance.
Hub4Stuff has been set up to prevent good quality furniture and household items from ending up in landfills.
Instead, items are supplied free of charge to those in need or upcycled and sold to fund its hub services.
Set up by four experienced charity workers and covering Gosport and Fareham initially, Hub4Stuff has already saved more than three tonnes of furniture from ending up in landfills in the eight weeks it has been operating – exceeding all expectations.
Hub4Stuff chair Tom Bryant said the team is committed to reusing, upcycling and repurposing household items to alleviate poverty and reduce waste.
“There has been a tremendous response to our services both from those looking to give their unwanted furniture a new home and families locally who are living in furniture poverty.
“We are here to match the two groups and along the way cut the number of good quality items which would have otherwise ended up in landfill.”
Hub4Stuff is working closely with a number of organisations locally to match donations being offered to people in need and the hub is supported by Hampshire County Council which awarded the organisation a Waste Prevention Community Grant.
Caroline Dinenage said:
“I was pleased to launch Hub4Stuff which is a great asset to our area. Not only are they assisting those in need, but also helping the environment and giving preloved furniture a new lease of life by imaginatively upcycling.”