Bournemouth Volunteer Group of the Year
May27

Bournemouth Volunteer Group of the Year

The volunteers of the Bournemouth depot were thrilled to win this award as a recognition of their efforts throughout the year. The entry gave details of the work over just over 50 volunteers who had given over 49,000 hours over the course of the year doing everything from driving, warehouse work, delivering and installing furniture and electrical items, greeting clients and a whole host of back room functions. Well done everyone – put...

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Poole Community Fair
May22

Poole Community Fair

Staff and volunteers from both Poole and Bournemouth depots attended the Green Community Fair in Poole Park to promote the reuse and recycling work that we carry out across Dorset. We took along various items of furniture, products from our woodworking team and general household items that had been donated by kind local residents. We had a good day raising our profile and enjoyed the sunshine as...

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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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Bournemouth Local Welfare Assistance Fund
Apr04

Bournemouth Local Welfare Assistance Fund

Bournemouth Borough Council has chosen Dorset Reclaim to be a partner in the delivery of the new Local Welfare Assistance scheme from the 1st April 2013. Instead of applying to the DWP for a Community Care Grant or Crisis Loan, Bournemouth residents who find themselves in severe hardship now apply direct to their local council for help with items such as beds, washing machines and cookers. If they qualify, they are referred to us to...

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Emergency Local Assistance
Apr04

Emergency Local Assistance

From the 1st April, Dorset Reclaim will be working with Dorset County Council in helping to deliver this new fund which will provide grants for Dorset residents in a crisis or a situation that poses an immediate threat to their health and safety. Residents from across Dorset will be able to apply for assistance for items such as large kitchen appliances and beds which will then be supplied by us. We have to contact an applicant within...

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