We are SOFA!

The charity for reducing waste

and providing affordable

pre-owned goods in Loughborough

Opening hours

Mon – Sat: 9am to 4pm

Furniture drop-off:

10am – 2pm

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Sofa is now recruiting a confident and enthusiastic person to join our team at Sofa.

Application closing date 31/05/2024

Sofa is now recuiting a confident and enthusiastic person to join our team at Sofa. Application closing date 31/05/2024
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About us

We are a Registered Charity set up in 1981 to provide affordable re-used furniture, electrical appliances and household goods. We stock a wide range of items over three floors of our Loughborough showroom, including pre-owned furniture for home and offices.

Our mission is to:

  • Champion the spirit of donation, recycling and re-use of furniture and electrical goods, in an effort to reduce waste and consumption, providing a cleaner and safer environment for everyone to enjoy.
  • Extend a helping hand to our neighbours, offering access to furniture and electrical items at affordable prices.
  • Provide a real work environment and promote a positive work ethic, for people seeking to improve their life opportunities.


Our stock of furniture and electrical goods are a testament to the generosity of individuals and who recognise the value in extending the life cycle of these goods. We collect 1,000’s of items for reuse, and stop 100’s of tonnes of furniture and electrical items from ending up in landfill sites!

As a charity there are no shareholders and all the money we generate goes back into the organisation to fund upcycling and recycling in the local area. Our operations thrive on the goodwill of donors and the dedication of our remarkable volunteers, whose selfless contributions keep our mission alive. In return for their time, volunteers receive training, support and valuable work experience.

Your feedback is invaluable to us and we welcome your insights and suggestions as we strive to enhance our service to the community, one recycled item at a time.

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Get in touch

    Suppliers of Furniture and Appliances

    Company number: 02587766

    Registered Charity No: 1002980

    VAT No. 620 1958 60


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