A new home for your old furniture ...

Provost Jim Leishman and staff and volunteers cut the cake to declare the new store open. Pic: Steve Brown
Provost Jim Leishman and staff and volunteers cut the cake to declare the new store open. Pic: Steve Brown

The Salvation Army’s new furniture reuse project in Glenrothes officially opened last Friday starting a weekend of fun and games.

Provost Jim Leishman, declared the new store open and met with staff and volunteers before parents and children were treated to games and a bouncy castle at the family fun day on Saturday.

The project based at the furniture store at Bankhead Avenue, is run by volunteers at the store, under the guidance of manager Laura Taylor and assistant manager Leanne Goddard.

All profits will enable The Salvation Army to support young people through a range of different projects and activities at its church on Caskieberran Road in the town.

Laura Taylor, store manager, said: “With employment being low in the area, the project offers volunteer and training opportunities to help people get the skills that they need which will enable them to then go on and get jobs.

“We have 10 volunteers here at the moment who do a variety of jobs including admin, cleaning and going out in the van to collect and deliver furniture.

“All profits from this project will support the youth and community work carried out at the Salvation Army Church,” Laura continued.

The project has had a lot ofsupport from a number of organisations that 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.

Salvation Army: The 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.

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.