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Crockery
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Goods provided by donors are not always in a suitable form t . . .

GEBO
Case Study: The Great Ealing Bake-Off

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UCLH Patients and Nurse
Case Study: Giving World's Partnership with UCLH

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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.

 

"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.

 

"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.

 

“Think of Giving World Online as a sort of dot.com dating agency; a marriage bureau that matches the needy with the givey to create relationships made in recycling heaven,” Leicester Mercury.

21/12/2009 - -

Christmas is coming…

 

Yes, it is that time of year that has us reminiscing about the year that is leaving us and the bright exciting new vistas we are looking forward to.

 

Most of you will have received our first and last newsletter of this year ….hmm. Hopefully, next year there will be more than one newsletter.

 

Much has been achieved but there is still a mountain we have to climb if we are to make a greater difference to need and deprivation in the UK.

 

What have we achieved in 2009 (so far, the year is not over yet):

 

55 tonnes diverted from landfill

Valuing £462,000

53,000 lives have been improved and benefitted

 

For a small organisation in a period of transition that is really quite something. The plan is that next year those figures will have grown by the power of X….

 

We’ve had more and more companies joining our 'waste to want' cyber revolution and donating their surplus instead of landfilling it. The latest organisation to join is Charnwood Borough Council with office furniture they no longer have a use for.

 

You only have to read the charity case studies to see the impact the access to surplus is making to them.

 

Working with the Diploma students from Djanolgy City Academy, Nottingham has been an inspiring experience. The students are full of novel new ideas and the media plan is ready to be implemented. Thanks to the students and a grant from Vodafone ‘Make a Difference’ our newly appointed Communications Officer Nicola will have her hands full in the New Year.

 

In 2010 we hope we will see even more beneficiaries access surplus goods that they could otherwise not afford and save even more new surplus from ending up in landfill.

 

If you know a business that could benefit from GWO please help spread the word and the same goes for anyone who knows of a charity that needs support.

 

And we could not have got so far without the funders, businesses, charities and volunteers who have supported our work. So thank you to everyone who has worked with us and a great New Year to all.

 

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