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Free furniture uplift from the British Heart Foundation, includes large items

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The British Heart Foundation are currently offering free uplift of furniture items to sell in their charity shops. Includes large items such as sofas (must have a fire label on all soft furnishings…
Charley846 Avatar10m, 4w agoFound 10 months, 4 weeks ago27 Comments
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They make a lot of their money from the council and Government in vouchers handed out to people in need. there are organisations around the country that give out furniture vouchers to people who are vulnerable and have just been found a new home, these can average about £250 and can only be used in a handful of charity shops, the main one being the Heart Foundation, so they get a lot of money that way and can charge crazy amounts for rubbish skip ready furniture as these people have no other place to spend their vouchers. So they end up with a second hand bed, wardrobe and wonky drawers for something like £250 when they could get new from Argos for less.. Eeeek! oO
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They don't sell things at a reasonable price I went in and a rickety old wardrobe was £200 plus £15 delivery, they also said they'd dismantle and it was your responsibility to put it back together. I was pestered something rotten in that shop to buy something that wasn't worth anything, in the end I got 2 solid burred walnut wardrobes off ebay delivered for forty quid. People who go in to buy stuff generally can't afford to buy new, only to be guilt tripped and ripped off.

I can't say that I was pestered or even approached, but when I went to one of their stores which specialises in selling furniture, I was astounded at the prices of the second-hand donated goods. Lots of items were in the hundreds of pounds, and it - to me - felt more like a 'business' retailer (not charity) than a second hand shop selling donated furniture. I had the exact same thoughts that I could get items in the major retail outlets at similar prices but brand new and exactly to my taste due to the wider choice.

Edited By: Firefly1 on Nov 03, 2015 23:21
They don't sell things at a reasonable price I went in and a rickety old wardrobe was £200 plus £15 delivery, they also said they'd dismantle and it was your responsibility to put it back together. I was pestered something rotten in that shop to buy something that wasn't worth anything, in the end I got 2 solid burred walnut wardrobes off ebay delivered for forty quid. People who go in to buy stuff generally can't afford to buy new, only to be guilt tripped and ripped off.
Wouldn't take my Sofa because it's got a little rip!!!
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Absolutely my opinion of many large charities, they have about one manger on a fat salary in each store and all the other poor sods who work there out of the goodness of their heart for no pay get used and abused
Well, here's a typical BHF manager's 'fat' salary:
Retail Shop Manager
Location: Derby
Salary: £19,082
Hours: 35 hrs incl weekends
And the 'no pay' shop sales assistants get £7 an hour. :p

British Heart Foundation - Peter Hollins, chief executive, enjoys a salary of £153,000.
British Heart Foundation - Leslie Busk, enjoys a salary of £115,000

and countless others, millions squandered on the head honchos salaries.

millions invested in prime retail property for the.

very very little goes towards the charities causes, you're talking a percentage of extremely low single digits

and don't forget the slave workers that are forced to work 30 hours a week for their £70 a week jobseekers allowance, an equivalent of £2.33 an hour, what a great charity exploiting the most destitute and most vulnerable in society.

Actually the bhf dont take on mandatory work placements, only voluntary ones from the job centre. They have to turn people away if the placement feels in any way forced to work, or is under the impression their benefits will be affected in anyway as this is not the case. Managers will ask this question before getting into the interview and the job centre can actually get into trouble if they make people feel like they have to do a placement with the bhf as its in their agreement, that they don't take mandatory placements. Bhf only take placements from the job centre or anywhere else that have been offered the chance of work experience and they have themselves chosen the bhf. They want people who genuinely want to be there and in return they provide nvq's for free, references and work experience.

Also the paid staff dont make much money, they mostly work alot of overtime which is unpaid and the best stuff is not kept for staff as everything gets priced and put out on the shop floor first, the shops have very hard targets to hit on everything in the shop, so it would make no sense to be keeping things back, when targets have to be met in order to make as much money for charity as possible. Its a surprisingly hard job for very little in return apart from the want to raise as much as possible to help save lives. We are good people just trying to help others, not sure about higher up the ladder after shop staff, but I know its not the case in our shop.
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Free collection of unwanted Furniture / electrical items - British Heart Foundation

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The British Heart Foundation are offering to collection any unwanted furniture or electrical goods from your house so that they can sell this on from their charity shops. "Don’t throw away your unw…
knivesuk Avatar1y, 1w agoFound 1 year, 1 week ago11 Comments
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If in Cumbria try Impact housing , but no-one will take upholstered furniture which doesnt have a fire safety label on it.
For these items use Freegle or similar - http://www.freegle.in/"name of town" will link you to appropriate group.
I do have some sympathy for BHF their aim is to make as much money for BHF - Heart disease research etc - not to provide furniture and items at below market value . They will therefore need to balance what they take with what they can sell and also keeping their donors happy !
Hi Coffee100,
BHF came 2 weeks ago to pick up two wardrobe from us and some clothes etc. I do understand what others said about they can be fussy. The wardrobes were old fashion but clean and definitely can sell to make some money. They weren't sure in the beginning, took it in the end but the feeling I get from them is like they don't really want to take it. I thought is good to pass it on to charity so they can get some money from it and I am doing a good cause. Truth is, I don't think I will bother next time as I have to wait from 7 to 3pm and on the day they specified. I changed my plan so I can stay home and wait. The good thing is they do text you an hour before. Still, my whole day is pretty much gone.

Would you consider giving your fridge to a homeless charity? I saw the advert on streetlife and I have contacted them myself. I will be giving them my fridge as well.

https://www.streetlife.com/conversation/pdgnqwjpsr6/
Booked a collection, hope they take it. I've heard they can be rude or fussy. Anyone know of any other sites that collect goods in west London?
I want to get rid of a large American fridge freezer. Thanks.
knivesuk
....Perfect for if like me you are moving house and want to get rid of that tatty old sofa!

The trouble is, they won't take your tatty sofa....

We use local ones now so know the money goes where it's supposed to and not to pay for some suit to sit on a beach in the Bahamas....we've also got better quality stuff from our local Freegle/Freecycle sites for free.

We do have some local projects like Eset posted the link to but even some of them get a bit greedy and sort of pointless saying things like "at affordable prices to people on low incomes" when they are even too expensive for those with a small little budget.
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Free Collection and Disposal of Old Furniture, Sofas, Tables etc for a good cause 170 Locations Nationwide - Tesco/ British Heart Foundation

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I know how difficult it is sometimes to dispose of furniture and household effects reliably and to schedule, Freegle and Freecycle are good if the person gifted the item turns up or can arrange transp…
Ralph888 Avatar1y, 2m agoFound 1 year, 2 months ago19 Comments
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BHF refused much of our furniture even though it was labelled after agreeing to remove it , the clipboard carrier only seemed interested in an easy life . We successfully used Relate instead .
Do relate take electrical goods eg fridges? I can only see mobiles and printer cartridges on their website. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
Ralph888
Tesco have to take Electrical Goods back due to the EU Directive. BHF are still offering collection of most other items, link is still active.
I phoned tesco customer services and they said they've stopped this scheme. The link is very old and nothing on tesco website at all. It's a shame, cos I wanted the points! BHF is still active yes.
Tesco have to take Electrical Goods back due to the EU Directive. BHF are still offering collection of most other items, link is still active.
Update tesco have stopped this trade in service
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Olay Daily Care Eye Make Up Removal Cream 100 ml (Packaging Varies) £1.48 plus £6.01 Delivery ( free on orders over £10, prime or with a book / cd) @ Amazon

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A deal for the girls here does say Usually dispatched within 1 - 2 months but at this price is it worth the wait could be sooner.
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