"The Take Back scheme offers another way in which people can support their local community.”

We are pleased to launch a new scheme to reduce waste and give new life to pre-loved white goods. Our ‘Take Back’ scheme, which launches on Monday 7th February, will not only reduce items going to landfill but also offer refurbished appliances to those in need.

The scheme will be available through our furniture stores in Norwich, Dereham, Holt and King’s Lynn. As well as donated furniture, the stores also sell brand new white goods. For customers’ convenience, when a new appliance is purchased from the stores, The Benjamin Foundation Take Back scheme will offer to take away old white goods for free (subject to terms and conditions) for refurbishment for resale or to support those in need.

Our charity supports local children and vulnerable young people by preventing youth homelessness, offering emotional wellbeing support, and delivering youth groups and activities for young carers and young people with limited opportunities. Over 2,000 local children and young people every year finally feel hopeful of a better future because of the work of The Benjamin Foundation.

Money raised through our charity’s Norfolk furniture stores supports this work.

The Benjamin Foundation Operations Manager Paul Sinclair says: “Our ‘Take Back’ scheme will provide our customers who have purchased a new appliance from us with the option to take away their old appliance free of charge. We are looking for complete, cosmetically fine and clean appliances, which we can refurbish and either sell in our stores or pass on to local families in need.

Paul continues: “Money raised through our furniture stores is so important to supporting local children and young people in Norfolk. We always welcome customers and people who wish to donate their pre-loved items to us. The Take Back scheme offers another way in which people can support their local community.”

Annually, The Benjamin Foundation’s Norfolk furniture stores sell over 15,000 mostly used items, donated by more than 3,000 people. Last year, we opened a furniture store in King’s Lynn – our fourth in Norfolk – providing a valuable resource for communities in West Norfolk. We also supplied almost 700 households under the Norfolk Assistance Scheme funded by Norfolk County Council.

Paul concludes: “If you’re looking to upgrade your white goods, please consider buying brand new from The Benjamin Foundation and taking advantage of our Take Back scheme to support your local community.”

Terms and conditions apply. For more information please contact your local Benjamin Foundation Furniture Store.

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