Could you be a trustee?


Frade was created in 1990 and in 1993 became a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.  We have pursued a policy of sustainable growth and serve the whole of Tees Valley with stores in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Darlington.


Our aims are to:

  • Relieve material poverty through the provision of furniture and other household goods
  • Improve the employability of the local community offering work experience and volunteering opportunities
  • Reduce the level of household waste going to landfill


Last year we supported 7,638 households, provided 53 volunteer placements (22,916 hours) and redirected 217 tonnes away from landfill with an income of £392,511.


We are looking for a Trustee to support and complement our current Board.  We meet once a month for 2 hours (5-7pm) at Royal Middlehaven House, Middlesbrough.  Ideally you will have connections to Darlington, want to help shape our expansion plans and passionate about supporting those on low income.


This is a voluntary position and would be a great opportunity for you to be a part of a fantastic re-use project doing amazing things in the community.

If you’re interested or would like to know more please contact Chris Garcia on:


01642 608791 or email


Frade, Registered charity number 1020725, Registered waste carrier 19586, Company limited by guarantee number 2797811

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