WISBECH: Construction company saves two organisations £15,000 with furniture donation

PUBLISHED: 17:03 16 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 June 2010

Morgan Ashurst's assistant buyer Matthew Whitmell and buying manager Malcolm Ashby with staff from The Ferry Project and Hope Social Enterprises: Steve Edwards, Nathan Plitsch, Steven Harris and Stephen Poulton.

Morgan Ashurst's assistant buyer Matthew Whitmell and buying manager Malcolm Ashby with staff from The Ferry Project and Hope Social Enterprises: Steve Edwards, Nathan Plitsch, Steven Harris and Stephen Poulton.

A CONSTRUCTION company has saved two Wisbech organisations a total of £15,000 – simply by donating all its unwanted furniture. Morgan Ashurst gave a large load of spare tables, chairs, desks, shelving units and filing cabinets to the Ferry Project. Most o

A CONSTRUCTION company has saved two Wisbech organisations a total of £15,000 - simply by donating all its unwanted furniture.

Morgan Ashurst gave a large load of spare tables, chairs, desks, shelving units and filing cabinets to the Ferry Project.

Most of the items will be used to kit out Octavia View, the charity's new multi-purpose hostel for the homeless in Wisbech.

Volunteers will also share some of the furniture with Hope Social Enterprises - a non-profit making organisation which trains unemployed people to help them get back into work.

Penny Lees, Morgan Ashurst environmental advisor, said: "As a company, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment, so we are delighted to keep this furniture out of landfill.

"It is particularly rewarding that we can also support The Ferry Project at the same time."

Both charities are subsidiaries of the Luminus Group. Its chief executive, Chan Abraham, said: "We are delighted with Morgan Ashurst's generous donation.

"As well as providing homes for local people in need, we will be able to give the community opportunities to use this building in many different ways, including as a training centre, café and a bookshop."

Morgan Ashurst has offices in Cambridge and Norwich.


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