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Olympic Torch Relay

Olympic Torch Relay

Posted: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:00

As the Olympic Torch came to Loughborough, Sofa was a part of the celebrations cheering on the torch on its way to the Olympic Stadium.

Tags: Community, Fun

Student Recycling Amnesty

Student Recycling Amnesty

Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:47

Staff and volunteers from Sofa got up very, very early on Saturday 23rd June to collect re-useable items from 1,800 vacated student properties targeted by Charnwood Borough Council.

Tags: Community, Volunteers, Staff, Charnwood Borough Council

Don’t Muck Around Awards

Posted: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:26

We were thrilled to be nominated in the "Business" section for a Don't Muck Around Award, organised by Charnwood Borough Council and sponsored by Serco. Although we didn't win on the night it's lovely.. Read More »

Tags: Supporters, Community, Don't Muck Around, Charnwood Borough Council, Awards

RNIB Partnership for Employment Award 2012

RNIB Partnership for Employment Award 2012

Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:35

In June 2012 Sofa was awarded a Partnership for Employment Award by the RNIB College Loughborough for the fourth year running for "An outstanding contribution to the employment of people with disabilities"... Read More »

Tags: Awards, RNIB College

Summer Trip to Black Country Living Museum

Summer Trip to Black Country Living Museum

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:39

Volunteers and staff had a lovely day out by coach on June 6th 2012 to the Black Country Living Museum.

Tags: Volunteers, Fun, Staff

SOFA Helps The Dogs Trust

Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:21

Recently opened in Wymeswold the Dogs Trust has created special facilities for dogs that are stressed. These are rooms with rugs, carpets, sofas and armchairs to make dogs feel as homely as possible.

At.. Read More »

Tags: Supporters, Community, Dogs Trust

Sofa Furniture Features at Loughborough Grammar School

Sofa Furniture Features at Loughborough Grammar School

Posted: Tue, 29 May 2012 17:18

Reused furniture from Sofa was used in an AS Level Drama Production at Loughborough Grammar School in May 2012.

Tags: Supporters, Community, Loughborough Grammar School

The Future of Reuse in Leicestershire

Posted: Fri, 18 May 2012 17:24

We helped organise a Seminar on The Future of Re-use in Leicestershire on Saturday 12th May 2012 along with other Furniture Re-use Organisations in the county.

Participants heard from Richard Featherstone,.. Read More »

Tags: Community, Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Furniture Reuse Network

New Signs for SOFA

New Signs for SOFA

Posted: Fri, 04 May 2012 17:19

New signs were installed on the outside of our building and on both vans at the end of April 2012, designed by Jenni Taylor from www.leicester-printing.com

Tags: Supporters

SOFA Furniture in Loughborough Library

SOFA Furniture in Loughborough Library

Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 11:03

We went to town this time - literally!

In partnership with Leicestershire County Council, and as a follow up to the Rooms in Strange Places installations last year, we set up a room display during the first.. Read More »

Tags: Community, Fun, Loughborough Library, Charnwood Borough Council

SOFA is part of the LeicesterShire & Rutland Re-Use Network.

SOFA is a member of the Furniture Re-Use Network - a national organisation which supports, assisits, and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK. For more information on their work and on furniture re-use in general please visit frn.org.uk.