Friday, January 17, 2014

News: IBrowse Furniture launches "New-for-old" scheme in support of Rotherham Hospice

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Rotherham-based retailer IBrowse Furniture has joined forces with the Rotherham Hospice to create a brand new scheme aimed at helping to find new homes for old and unwanted furniture items.

Based at Parkgate, IBrowse Furniture is an independent, family run retailer that was launched in 2011. The company offers a wide range of stylish and contemporary furniture for the home, ranging from bespoke kitchen and bedroom furniture to solid wood furniture designed to last.

The only adult hospice in Rotherham for the people of Rotherham, Rotherham Hospice is an independent charity and must raise significant sums of money each year in order to pay for the quality care provided free of charge to patients, their families and carers.

As part of the scheme, IBrowse will deliver and install new goods purchased from the shop, and also co-ordinate with the Hospice to ensure that the old furniture is removed at the same time, completely free of charge.

The scheme was pioneered by IBrowse co-owner Kath Ramsden, who recognised that many old pieces of furniture, often in good condition, were being thrown away because owners often had difficulties in removing them from their home.

Kath Ramsden, co-owner of IBrowse furniture said: "As a Rotherham-based business, we understand the important role that the Hospice plays in the local community and wanted to develop a way in which we could help support the work in undertakes.

"Our new-for-old scheme is designed to solve two common problems that many people buying new furniture face: What to do with old, unwanted furniture and secondly what happens if the new furniture doesn't turn up?

"By donating old furniture to the hospice, it’s not only helping others to furnish their homes, but as any old furniture is only taken by our installation team after new items have been installed in your home, there’s no danger of being left without any furniture!"

Kim Loughbrough, retail manager at Rotherham Hospice, added: "For everyone involved, our partnership with IBrowse is a win-win. IBrowse customers are able to enjoy new furniture, while older items that are donated to the hospice through the scheme not only go towards helping others in the local community, but also help to raise the funds needed to run the Hospice.

"Rotherham Hospice is the only adult Hospice in Rotherham that provides specialist end of life care. It costs £4.2m every year to provide our services, and the partnership scheme will help towards providing goods that are available through the two hospice furniture shops at Maltby and Wath. The Hospice is always on the lookout for good quality furniture donations."

IBrowse Furniture Facebook Page
Rotherham Hospice website

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