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Commission donates office furniture to good causes

01 December 2022

The Gambling Commission has donated a range of office furniture to two organisations which provide valuable support for local communities.

The furniture, which was available following the closure of the Commission’s satellite office in central London, has been donated to the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust for its new Forest of Dean community hospital, and community project, Start2Furnish.

Donated through the Commission’s partnership with Collecteco, the furniture donation has meant that £19,000 in total has been saved, ensuring that 5,595kg of waste avoided going to landfill which in turn prevented the release of around 5,000kg of carbon dioxide.

Alistair Quigley, chief technology officer of the Gambling Commission said: “With around 22 million pieces of furniture discarded in the UK each year, and only 15% of it being reused, it is vital that organisations are able to redistribute their equipment to those who need it to help them and their staff operate effectively.

“They are both inspirational organisations which work tirelessly in local communities. The donation, through our valued partnership with Collecteco, allows both good causes to prioritise their vital work without needing to invest in new office furniture.”

Sherry Hext, Space Utilisation Manager from GHC NHSFT said: "The furniture we’ve received will be used in a new community hospital being built in the Forest of Dean, supporting a bid for funding on paper for our admin block. The desking is of such a high quality and lovely looking, we are really happy with it and very appreciative.”

Kamil Jedinski, Project Coordinator at Start2Furnish added: “Start2Furnish CIC is a community project that redistributes furniture and equipment to the community. Thank you for these donations that will help local charities, schools and other not for profits.”

For more information on Collecteco and how you can get involved, readers can visit their website. (opens in new tab)

Last updated: 1 December 2022

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