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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Tributes paid to motorcyclist Paul Tovey who died in Poole crash
Sep06

Tributes paid to motorcyclist Paul Tovey who died in Poole crash

6 September 2017 / Alex Winter TRIBUTES have been paid to a “dearly loved” motorcyclist who died in a Poole crash last week. Paul Tovey, who was 35, was killed when his orange Kawasaki motorbike collided with a white Audi A1 in Parkstone Road on the night of Tuesday, August 29. He had been out with friends at the time of the collision. Emergency services were called to a stretch of the road near the junction with Birds Hill Road at...

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Dorset Waste Partnership Extends Reclaim Contract
Mar31

Dorset Waste Partnership Extends Reclaim Contract

Dorset Reclaim has been providing the bulky waste collection service for the Dorset Waste Partnership for the last two years, collecting items that residents find too big for their waste bin or difficult to dispose of. The service has been kept incredibly busy by the residents of Dorset with the charity collecting over 754,000 tonnes of unwanted items in the last two years in nearly 7,500 collections – the good news is that 45% has...

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Dorset Reclaim marks 10 years in county town
Nov30

Dorset Reclaim marks 10 years in county town

“Our work has made a real difference” – charity depot marks ten years in county town 30 Nov 2016 / Harry Hogger A DORSET charity has been celebrating ten years at its Dorchester depot. Local reuse charity Dorset Reclaim held an open day with a half price sale to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the facility in the town town. Dorset Reclaim opened its first depot in Bournemouth in 1998 but quickly realised its...

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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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