Woking Borough Council
Civic OfficesGloucester SquareWokingSurreyGU21 6YL
Telephone: 01483 755855
21 March 2013
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Residents are being invited to take a seat in the living room set up at Mercia Walk, Woking Town Centre and find out about how to give their home an affordable makeover with great quality reusable furniture.
The real life living room, made up of donated furniture from the local Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) showroom in Woking, forms part of Surrey's furniture reuse campaign which aims to raise awareness of the SRN and the services it provides. Residents will have the opportunity to talk directly to our team of experts who will also be able to answer any questions about buying and donating furniture and the training and volunteering opportunities the SRN offers.
John Furey, Surrey County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, said: "This provides an excellent chance for busy shoppers to take a break by having a sit down in the living room and finding out how they can give their home a facelift and benefit the environment too. The SRN offers everything to make a house a home. For example you could pick up baby cots from £20 and beds from £30 which I'm sure we would all appreciate in these hard economic times."
In Surrey an estimated 30,000 sofas and beds that could have been reused were thrown away last year - enough to stretch across the width of the county if they were laid end to end.
There will also be a chance to win a £100 voucher to spend at any one of the seven showrooms and each shopper will be able to pick up a 10% off voucher to spend at any showroom too.
Where: Mercia Walk, Woking
When: Saturday 23 March, 10am to 4pm
Surrey County Council is supporting the Surrey Reuse Network (SRN), which is made up of a group of local charities. It aims to find new homes for donated furniture and kitchen appliances, as well as offering training and employment opportunities and helping local families in need. For more information call 0800 082 0180 or visit www.surreyreusenetwork.org.uk