New use for old furniture in Glenrothes ...

Laura Taylor and Leanne Goddard  are offering low cost and afordable furniture as part of  the Salvation Army's  new charity project based in Glenrothes.
Laura Taylor and Leanne Goddard are offering low cost and afordable furniture as part of the Salvation Army's new charity project based in Glenrothes.

The Salvation Army in Glenrothes is hoping a new furniture project will boost its work with young people – and help cut down on landfill.

The church and charity has opened a furniture reuse showroom on Bankhead Industrial Estate, specialising in furniture and other large items.

Volunteers at the store, under the guidance of manager Laura Taylor and assistant manager Leanne Goddard, will also be on hand to offer a range of support to people referred for assistance.

Profits from the project will enable the Salvation Army to support local young people through a range of projects and activities at its church on Caskieberran Road.

Daniel Rous, divisional charity shops operations manager, said: “The project will give people access to low-cost, affordable furniture.

“It’ll also offer volunteer and training opportunities to help people get skills that will enable them to go on and get jobs.

“We’re here to support what the Salvation Army is doing in Glenrothes.

“All profits from this project will support the church’s outreach in the town, especially focusing on youth and community work.

“The Salvation Army in Glenrothes welcomes around 100 young people through its doors every week to various playgroups and children’s clubs so the project will directly support this community outreach,” Daniel continued.

“When people buy a piece of furniture they are helping the work of the Salvation Army locally.”

“We’re also building on links with a range of support and social welfare organisations locally to maximise the support the project can offer.”

The project has had fantastic support so far, and a number of organisations have gone the extra mile to help the project get up and running.

They include Lundin Homes, Community Payback, A2B Van Hire, Fife Group and the Sign Company.

To donate any items or to find out more details about the project call or email Laura or Leanne 0159 2771577, or email at glenrothes.furniture@salvationarmy.org.uk.

Alternatively you can find them on Facebook at facebook.com/GSAFurniture.

About the furniture project

The Salvation Army furniture project was opened on Decemember 1 and was set up to help provide good quality furntiture at reasonable prices as part of its outreach in the town.

Money raised from the profits of the funiture will go back into the Salvation Army Church.

It also allows helps young people in the area gain experience by providing training and volunteering positions through a number of different projects and activities at the Salvation Army Church on Caskieberran Road in Glenrothes.

The Glenrothes show room is situated at Bankhead Avenue in Glenrothes.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.00 a.m and 3.00 p.m.

For information on the furniture call in 01592 771577 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GSAFurniture/timeline