Cash generated by second-hand sofas is set for a boost with Derian House being added to a national database for those wishing to donate their furniture.
North West furniture maker Sofas by Saxon has compiled listings from across the UK to make donating a sofa as easy as possible, on the UK sofa donation database.
It is hoped this will reduce landfill and provide valuable income for charities, such as Derian House Children’s Hospice, which must raise £4.3million every year to continue supporting 450 families of children with life-limiting conditions from across the North West.
Those wishing to donate their old sofas have been given some top-tips by Sofas by Saxon:
• Make sure your sofa is in a good saleable condition with no stains or tears to fabric.
• Take a moment to check that your fire safety labels are still attached to the sofa. By law, these are needed for re-sale. Not sure what a fire safety label looks like? Have a look at the regulations here.
Derian House offers a free collection service for donated sofas. Call 01257 485 823 to arrange a pickup.