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21st April 2017
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A charitable affair! Kitchen furniture donated to Oxfam
From bric a brac to ladies fashion, jigsaw puzzles to.... yes... now kitchens! Kitchen manufacturer Mereway Kitchens and photographer Cyan Studios have worked together in partnership to donate kitchen furniture to leading worldwide charity Oxfam.
Every year, midlands based Mereway Kitchens transports a range of new kitchen furniture to Cyan Studios in Leeds where inspirational kitchen sets are built, propped and photographed for Mereway's brochures. A Mereway Kitchens team member thought of the innovative idea to donate the kitchen furniture to charity rather than simply disposing of it - and what better way to recycle the units!
With four displays donated in total, the Oxfam store based in Huddersfield Road, Mirfield was delighted with the number of kitchens received. The cabinets range from robust, full height, pull out larder units, base units with pull out waste bins and exciting corner carousels,to pull up bi-fold wall units, luxury pan drawers and display feature end units.
"Paul Saunders from Mereway asked me if I knew of any charities to donate the kitchens to," Adele Flesher, Director for Cyan Studios explains. "Oxfam has about a dozen homeware and furniture shops over the UK and one of these happened to be local in Mirfield. I rang the store because I knew it would be able to handle such large items and know how to go about selling them to raise money for the charity."
Peter Laird from the Mirfield Oxfam store adds: "We would like to thank Mereway Kitchens and Cyan Studios for donating these four kitchens to Oxfam. With the monies earned through their sale and the support received from these two businesses, we are able to continue to provide a better future for people living in poverty.
"Oxfam has already confirmed an interest, with enquiries already coming in from potential buyers."
Oxfam undertakes long term work to fight poverty, development work to support and empower thousands of communities worldwide to take control and change their lives, and also help in emergency situations by providing life saving aid support and protection to cope with crises.
Caption: Oxfam staff loading kitchens into van
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6th May 2011