FRADE, a local charity that tackles poverty and reduces waste going to landfill, are announcing new venture into Northallerton, after entering into a partnership with Broadacres Housing Association.
FRADE, which currently operate three thriving stores in Stockton, Middlesbrough, and Darlington, is taking over the running of Broadacres’ Richmond and Hambleton Furniture Store.
This will result in the Store moving to new premises, with FRADE now actively seeking a location in Northallerton. In the meantime, people in Richmond and Hambleton area will still be able to buy quality used furniture from one of the existing stores or via a dedicated on line store visit www.fradestore.co.uk.
FRADE’s aims are poverty reduction, waste minimisation and employability. Last year FRADE supported 11,131 customers, diverted 245 tonnes away from landfill and received 16,629 volunteer hours. This could not be done without the support of the community donating its furniture which is collected free of charge.
FRADE’s CEO Christine Garcia commented:
"We are excited for the opportunity to support Richmond and Hambleton with its furniture needs and looking forward to becoming part of the vibrant and enthusiastic communities in the local area. We rely on the goodwill of the people that we serve and we know we can count on Northallerton and surrounding area to welcome FRADE into its community."
Chris Fawcett, Broadacres’ Business Transformation Director, said:
“We are pleased to be handing over the furniture store to a specialist local charity who will be able to take the service to a whole new level, with Broadacres’ customers and the local community in general continuing to benefit.”
If you want to donate to FRADE or find out about volunteering you can call us at any time on 01642 608791. To Find out more visit our website: www.frade.co.uk
FRADE is a charity active across the Tees Valley which aims to reduce waste going to landfill, tackle material poverty, and increase employability through their volunteer programme.
If you would like more information on this project, or on any of FRADE’s activities, please contact Christine Garcia at 01642 608791 extn 50 or e-mail Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.