Devizes-based KFR, specialists in pre-loved furniture and white goods, has agreed a new partnership with home furniture retailer FurnitureBox UK.

As a result of the agreement, FurnitureBox will donate furniture to KFR for re-sale to the low income families.

FurnitureBox UK’s managing director Monty George said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to our Wiltshire community since every family deserves to create a real home. By working with KFR, we get to be part of something amazing and reduce our waste and carbon footprint in the process.”

Dan Thompson, KFR’s operations manager, was delighted with the new partnership.

He added: “The agreement means we’re not only supporting more low-income families but also reducing the amount of usable furniture that goes to waste. We have already received a small mountain of boxes of furniture from FurnitureBox – it’s like Christmas every day."

The charity has gone from strength to strength despite lockdown, with major changes underway at their site and more good news to come.

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Dan explained that KFR was able to stay open throughout lockdown, after a challenging few weeks.

He said: "The last lockdown was really hard for people. At times we ourselves didn’t know what would happen, or if we’d have any chance of getting grants. We had help from councillor Laura Mayes in December, and managed to prove to Wiltshire Council we could stay open, and now we’ve emerged out stronger than we ever were.”

KFR was also awarded £9,500 from Wiltshire Community Foundation’s Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund to help with running costs.

Cllr Mayes added: “I was pleased to be able to give Public Health advice to KFR which enabled them to stay open safely during the pandemic.”

KFR, on the Hopton Industrial Estate, collects and refurbishes more than 150 tonnes of unwanted furniture from all over the county each year and then sells it at low cost.

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