The Cambridge transform Cambridge Re-Use store through Community Partnership Programme

27 February 2020 • Community

From November 2019 to January 2020, The Cambridge has seen its team donate over one hundred hours in voluntary support to Cambridge Re-Use through their Community Partnership Programme. A key aim of the partnership was to improve the customer experience for people visiting their Cherry Hinton location by completing a refurbishment of their reception area.

Alongside the refurbishment, The Cambridge led on a portfolio of fundraising activities, raising a total of £1245. The Cambridge met with Cara Moorey, Manager of Cambridge Re-Use to present the cheque marking the end of another successful community partnership. The local charity prides itself on its dedication to helping families on low incomes that want to make a house a home. The team of volunteers restore furniture and household items that can be retailed to families facing financial hardship at an affordable price.

Matt Borg, Facilities Administrator at The Cambridge and Cambridge Re-Use team leader commented, “I’m delighted to be part of the team that led on the refurbishment of the Cambridge Re-Use store which included painting walls, laying floors and installing furniture in the reception area. Supporting the community has been at the heart of The Cambridge for more than 170 years. I’m really proud to be a part of a local organisation that actively works to support their local community”.

Cara accepted the cheque on behalf of Cambridge Re-Use and commented on the fundraising partnership with The Cambridge.

Cara added, “It’s meant a lot to Cambridge Re-Use having our reception area refurbished by The Cambridge. It’s given us a welcoming atmosphere and many of our customers have commented on how great it looks. It’s been well received by our staff and our team of volunteers, they’ve embraced the new look reception and it’s having a very positive effect on all of us. The freshly painted walls along with the new flooring have brightened the place up and it feels more inviting when people visit us. I’ve been so impressed with the effort The Cambridge has shown whilst working with us through their voluntary hours and fundraising activities”.