Volunteer Andy wins award
Jan11

Volunteer Andy wins award

Andrew Goodwin, who works from our Christchurch depot, came second in the Volunteer of the Year Award run by Christchurch Community Partnership. Andy won his award for over 5 years of volunteering looking after the administration and keeping everything organized at our Portfield Road site. His role is not glamorous but makes a really significant contribution. He was nominated by Dorset Reclaim as a way of saying a very big thank...

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Dorset Reclaim delivering more than just goods this Christmas!
Dec19

Dorset Reclaim delivering more than just goods this Christmas!

Dorset Reclaim working in partnership with Wave 105’s Mission Christmas to help distribute new toys to children in the Bournemouth and Poole area. Our vans collected the boxed toys from pickfords warehouse in Poole and have been distributing them to our clients from the Bournemouth & Poole depots to ensure arrival for...

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Dorset Reclaim On Line Spares
Nov01

Dorset Reclaim On Line Spares

Dorset Reclaim launches On Line Spares sales, which will be based at the Christchurch depot utilising the vast array of spares that would ordinarily go to waste. Anything from a fridge door to a cooker knob or washing machine drawer. Run by Tony who will undoubtedly make this new venture a great success. For more information please contact Tony on 01202 474211 or e mail : david_evans@dorsetreclaim.org.uk  ...

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Farewell to a Friend
Jul09

Farewell to a Friend

Phil Rimmer, who previously managed our Dorchester depot until Feb 2011, died on the 8th March in Torbay hospital after having a massive stroke, aged just 56. Phil joined us in Bournemouth in April 1999 and worked as a volunteer until being employed in 2004. He was instrumental in setting up the Dorchester depot and also created our first website. His enthusiasm and belief in Dorset Reclaim led him to travel the country in his...

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Dorset Reclaim Joinery
Jul09

Dorset Reclaim Joinery

For a number of years, Dorset Reclaim has made items such as pet hutches, garden benches, bird tables and supplied kindling using recycled wood, but the service has now really expanded. Based at the Bournemouth depot, Jimi Sullivan, an experienced carpenter and joiner will be providing a very wide range of services using both new and reclaimed wood, offering bespoke fabrication of anything from windows to wardrobes. We can now offer...

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Working with Lush
Jun04

Working with Lush

Dorset Reclaim was commissioned by Lush, who are based in Poole, to make “charity pot shelves” for their shops – over 160 have been distributed to stores nationwide. Lush felt it would be a great idea if the charity pot shelves were made by a charity using reused materials. The money made will be reinvested in more tools for the woodwork shops at each of the Dorset Reclaim depots. We have recently been asked to produce more...

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