Numbers of individuals and families receiving furniture
During 2010 with the continued support of the community of North East Lincolnshire with their generous donations, we were able to provide furniture to over 1,700 households, this was made up of the following: -
- We provided essential and discounted furniture to 436 households in receipt of benefits, supporting individuals and families in crisis situations.
- Affordable quality furniture provided to 1,280 households.
Volunteers and placements
2010 saw East Marsh Community Trust supported by 37 volunteers recording over 8,000 volunteer hours and 22 placements recording over 2,800 placement hours. Our placements and volunteers are engaged in a wide range of tasks including warehousing, driving, delivery, customer service, reception, administration, fundraising, furniture repair, and electrical testing.
During the year numerous placements and volunteers have been successful in finding employment as a direct consequence of gaining skills, qualifications and confidence from working for the charity.
2010 saw East Marsh Community Trust expand their external operations by offering Portable Appliance Testing to local organisations testing over 464 electrical items.
East Marsh Community Trust provides a House Clearance service to support the local community resulting in over 20 houses being emptied in 2010 within North East Lincolnshire.
Environmentally in 2010, the activities of the charity collected almost 127 tonnes of furniture this not only reduces the amount of material that could potentially enter landfill but also reduces the consumption of virgin materials that go into the manufacture of new furniture and housewares.
Tonnage of material streams recovered from North East Lincolnshire