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Why #Every2ndcounts this May
Over 10 million items are sent to landfill every year. A third of these – up to 3 million – could be given a second chance. It’s what the Reuse Network does every day.

At Community Sustainability Services we are part of the Reuse Network. We’re a group of over 200 charities and social enterprises brought together by a collective belief that giving household items and furniture a second chance is better for our users, our communities, and our environment.

We’ve helped over 1.5 million people, saving them almost £500m and helping them to live better. We’ve helped to avoid 125,000 tonnes of C02 polluting the planet

We want to celebrate the work that our network of organisations, and to inspire more people to donate their unwanted items.

It’s why we’ve created the #Every2ndcounts campaign.

The month-long campaign will help to awareness of the work we do, and celebrate the incredible contribution that our network members – and our donors – make.

We will be using social media to help us share the message. You can get involved in the campaign by promoting it among your networks, encouraging those who can to contribute.

We’ve developed an interactive service finder that can help users find out the closest Reuse Network member for your donation. By using our impact calculator you can see the value of donations.

This May we want everyone to give their unwanted goods a second chance, because #Every2ndcounts.

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What’s the value of your donation?
We couldn’t survive without the generous donations we receive every day. Everyone who gives deserves the right to know how we use their items. It’s why we’ve created an impact calculatorso you can understand the value – and the impact – of your donations.

Every year millions of unwanted items are sent to landfill, but up to a third could be repurposed and reused to help low-income families. This May the Reuse Network is encouraging households across the UK to give their unwanted household items a second chance, because #Every2ndcounts.


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Latest Volunteering Vacancies Posted March 2018
We are currently looking for Friendly outgoing volunteers to carry out joinery / handyperson / upcycling activities in our Thorney Close workshop. You never know you could pass on some basic skills to other participants.
If interested, please email
For the right person this could potentially lead to a full time job in the future


We have some exciting opportunities for volunteers to give any spare time at our Thorney close Branch at the Old St Peters church hall. Thorndale Road

Activities include:

Furniture restoration

Furniture repair / upcycling

Furniture Painting (craft work)

ANYTHING that you think you can bring to the project.

You do not have to be time served in any of the above, just enthusiasm, a bit of know – how and enjoying working with people with disabilities.

Why not give it a go and be part of something worthwhile and the main thing is helping your community and enjoy doing it.

For information ring  0191 5110614  or send email to

We also have opportunities for administration, Fundraising bid writers. Graphic designers.

The hours of all of the above are to suit you, so no pressure

Come on help your community

We have a subsidiary company which pledges all surplus monies to our Charity (CSS) called SCFS (Contracts) Ltd a not –for –profit organisation. This is a registered and trusted company which carries out Painting and decorating, joinery, handyperson tasks and much more.

By asking us to do the task at competitively priced rates you are actually helping your community by allowing your charity to carry out its objectives in helping others.


Drivers / mates

We have opportunities for Drivers and Drivers mates, delivering and picking up furniture around the city.

This is an excellent opportunity to help your community and help the city in its re – use.

All you need is a driving licence, strength, a pleasant attitude, enjoy getting out and about.

Please help!!!!!!!!!  Call   0191 5494343 or send email

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