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Sofa protest held against benefit cuts

Sofa protest held against benefit cuts

Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:30

Young people were fighting for change in Loughborough town centre by protesting against proposed housing benefit cuts for under 25s as well as directing homeless people towards services.

Danielle Martin,... Read More »

Tags: Action, Community, Market

Loughborough Market Charity Fair 2012

Loughborough Market Charity Fair 2012

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:53

We had a great day at the Charity Market held in Loughborough Market Place on Sunday 25th November and our thanks go to the many people who supported our stalls, including our Volunteers and Trustees who... Read More »

Tags: Charnwood Borough Council, Community, Fun, Market, Staff, Volunteers

Loughborough Building Society Community Grant

Loughborough Building Society Community Grant

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:50

A big thank you to Loughborough Building Society for a £495 Community Grant, which will be used to buy clothing with Sofa's logo for volunteers.

Tags: Awards, Community, Staff, Supporters, Volunteers

Rooms in Strange Places 2012

Rooms in Strange Places 2012

Posted: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:13

The "Rooms in Strange Places" initiative once again highlighted re-use and the importance of diverting good quality items from landfill. This mock dining room was set up at:

Tags: Charnwood Borough Council, Community, Leicestershire County Council

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: Charnwood Borough Council, Community, Staff, Volunteers

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

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: Fun, Staff, Volunteers

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: Community, Dogs Trust, Supporters

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.