Dorset Reclaim asks residents to get behind foil recycling scheme
Nov24

Dorset Reclaim asks residents to get behind foil recycling scheme

Dorset Reclaim asks residents to get behind foil recycling scheme 24 Nov 2016 A COMMUNITY group is asking recyclers in Dorset to take their efforts to the next level. Dorset Reclaim, which has depots across Dorset, is asking residents to save all their clean foil and take it to the yellow foil recycling banks around the county to boost recycling rates and raise funds for the group. Ray Tovey, project manager at Dorset Reclaim, said:...

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How Dorchester’s community rallied round for charity hit twice by vandals
May25

How Dorchester’s community rallied round for charity hit twice by vandals

How Dorchester’s community rallied round for charity hit twice by vandals 25 May 2016 / Alex Peace A DORSET charity that was targeted twice in six weeks by criminals has thanked the public and local businesses for their support. Dorset Reclaim is a countywide charity providing affordable furniture to people on low incomes. In recent months, their Dorchester branch, on the Pundbury West Industrial Estate, has been targeted by...

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Dorset Reclaim suffers after cash taken in raid – the second criminal act in six weeks
May03

Dorset Reclaim suffers after cash taken in raid – the second criminal act in six weeks

Dorchester charity Dorset Reclaim suffers after cash taken in raid – the second criminal act in six weeks 3 May 2016 / Alex Peace A CHARITY has been hit by criminals for the second time in six weeks. Dorset Reclaim, is a county-wide charity which offers donated electrical and household goods to local people and businesses on a low income. Overnight between Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, thieves broke down the door...

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Teddy Bears Galore!
Nov09

Teddy Bears Galore!

A kind local resident had a clear out and donated 5 black sacks of teddy bears and other soft toys. Pictured are Davina and Jeanette, volunteers at Dorchester depot, who both spent days cleaning and sprucing them up ready to hand out to the children visiting the warehouse. They had them all around the staff room drying out……it was a genuine ‘Teddy Bears...

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Extra help for Bournemouth depot
Oct02

Extra help for Bournemouth depot

Five volunteers from a local banking firm came for a day to help us sort out a container at the side of the depot. Sara worked with them to completely empty the space and then repack the items we wanted to keep into labelled boxes and also onto shelves. The volunteers from the bank thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we have more space and even found the Christmas decorations to boot...

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Summer BBQ for staff and volunteers
Aug21

Summer BBQ for staff and volunteers

The sun shone for the annual summer bbq held at Dudsbury in August. Volunteers and staff from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester & Poole depots gathered together for one of the favourite events of the year and celebrated with a silly hat competition, lots of food and traditional games. The charity holds several events throughout the year as a way of saying thank you to everyone who contributes their time to help provide our...

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Beach Hut for local children
Jul27

Beach Hut for local children

A local children’s summer activity group requested we make a beach hut to help with the fun and learning planned for the summer, so Jimi, our talented carpenter, put together a fantastic hut from an old wardrobe and parts of a garden shed. Everything to make the beach hut was gifted by generous local residents, though they probably wouldn’t recognise their original donation! The children loved it so much they want it back...

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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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