Presentation from Ferndown Golf Club
Apr12

Presentation from Ferndown Golf Club

In one of his last duties as Project Manager, Ray Tovey attended Ferndown Golf Club on Wednesday 11th April with Roy Osborough, Chairman for the annual charity event at which presentations are made to local groups. Funds are raised by the clubs members though the generous support of golfers participating at the Peter Alliss Invitational in the past year, together with a dinner and charity auction. Dorset Reclaim was fortunate to be...

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New CEO for Reclaim
Apr02

New CEO for Reclaim

After many years with Ray Tovey at the helm, Reclaim moves to a new era as Joanna Taylor takes over as the new CEO. Her wealth of experience with Reclaim ensures familiarity with staff, volunteers and all the details of the day to day running of the charity, as well handling the major contracts and partnerships that have been formed over the years. Joanna has been involved with the charity since before it launched having been part of...

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Retirement Beckons
Mar31

Retirement Beckons

After 20 years at the helm of Dorset Reclaim, Ray Tovey has amazed us all and decided to retire. He was the first member of staff appointed by the trustees in 1998 and has guided the charity from its early days of one depot and a borrowed van, through to where we are now with 4 warehouses, 28 staff, 11 vehicles and over 80 volunteers. A truly remarkable achievement by any standard. Ray said “I have been very lucky in having some great...

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Volunteer Dan’s New Transport
Feb24

Volunteer Dan’s New Transport

A very fine red mobility scooter was donated to us recently and we came up with the perfect idea of who should receive it. Dan, a long term volunteer at Dorchester who works in the warehouse, was very happy to have the scooter to give him the chance of increased independence when at home. Happy...

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Theatre Rentals
Jan19

Theatre Rentals

Theatre groups around Bournemouth often need props for their productions, so that’s where we come in. We rent out any of our stock for 25% of the value (plus delivery if required) which is returned at the end of the show. Reclaim is about reuse, so what better way for furniture that could have been thrown away to find a new lease of life in period theatre scenes. The picture shows a selection of Reclaim props at a play staged last...

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A Big Thank you to Tesco and Pret A Manger
Dec01

A Big Thank you to Tesco and Pret A Manger

Through 2017 Dorset Reclaim built growing relationships with both Tesco and Pret A Manger. Both organisations have a goal to reduce food waste and this is clearly aligned with our own vision to increase reuse and recycling across our communities.   We now collect unsold fresh food including sandwiches, salads, bread and other groceries from sites across Dorset on a daily basis. At Reclaim we are all about volunteers. With our...

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