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Boomerang is booming in Redditch
8:40am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Local
BOOMERANG, the reuse and recycle charity shop in Redditch, is celebrating its first anniversary in new, bigger premises, by expanding further.
The shop stops items from going to landfil; and helps those on low incomes to furnish their homes at a reasonale price.
In its first year at its Hewell Road base, 93.7 tonnes of furniture was saved from going to landfill - an increase of 11 tonnes over the previous year in its smaller, former home in Beaufort Street - and it has helped many people with furniture and fittings.
Because Boomerang is run entirely by volunteers, there are no wage bills and no company cars, so it is often also able to give many items away free of charge to people in hardship.
Manager Pauline Thorne said: “Without the support of generous people, this would not be possible, so please remember Boomerang when you have items you no longer need. There is a free collection service on offer and sometimes a same day pick up.”
And she also thanked Redditch Council for its ‘continued support.
The shop is doing so well, it is now expanding into a next door unit.
For more details on Boomerang, or to give items of furniture or make a cash donation, call 01527 68250.
People can also pop into the shop at Unit 5B, The Works, Hewell Road, in Batchley, if they want to have a look at the huge range of items on offer.
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