Our stock was washed away!

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A NEW social enterprise in Kirkcaldy High Street has been left devastated after losing more than half of its stock due to flooding at the weekend.

Room2, which aims to recycle and re-use furniture and electrical goods, suffered extensive flood damage to its warehouse during the severe weather, where all of its larger stock and electrical items are stored.

Avril Crossley, manager at the not-for-profit organisation, said: “It was such a shock coming into work on Monday. The warehouse floor was literally a pool of water.”

Thrown out

More than 50 per cent of the stock has had to be thrown out due to water damage, including beds, cookers and fridges.

Investigations are now underway to try to pinpoint where and how the water came in, though it is suspected the water has come back through the drains, as drainage on the esplanade has caused problems in the past.

And now the organisation is appealing to the public to help re-stock their warehouse.


“We are desperate for stock,” explained Avril.

“We offer a free uplift service for people who are looking to re-house their goods.”

Since opening in October last year, Room2 has ‘re-housed’ more than 400 pieces of furniture.

Avril added: “ People are much more aware these days of the impact of environmental damage and want to recycle, reuse and reduce their carbon footprint.”