14th Oct 2007

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Age Concern England


Address: 5 New Road, Chevington, Suffolk, IP29 5QL
Contact: Shirley Casey
Tel: 01284 850905
Fax: 01284 850905
E-mail: shirley.casey@ace.org.uk
Website: www.ageconcern.org.uk

Age Concern run numerous charity shops around Essex to raise funds to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. The shops reuse clothes, books, tapes, CD's, toys etc.

Barnardo's Charity Shop


Address: Various shops in Basildon, Braintree, Castle Point, Epping Forest, Maldon, Southend, Tendring and Thurrock.
Contact: Tony Grimmer
Tel: 0208 5508822
Fax: 0208 84987479
E-mail: info@barnardos.org.uk
Website: www.barnardos.org.uk

Barnardo's is a Children's Charity that raises funds through a number of charity shops around the country.

BB Recycling Ltd


Address: 149 Ram Gorse, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QB
Contact: Andrew Bell
Tel: 01279 300645
Fax: 01279 300645
E-mail: bbrecycling@ntlworld.com
Website: www.bbrecycling.com

BB Recycling Ltd reuse and recycle toner and inkjet cartridges along with recycling paper, cardboard cups and cans. Money made from the resale of the cartridges is donated to local charities.

Maldon (Essex) Mind


Address: Knightswood, Steeple Road, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7BD
Contact: Lesley Bailey
Tel: 01621 774900
Fax: 01621 773284
E-mail: lesley.bailey@maldon-essex-mind.org.uk
Website: www.maldon-essex-mind.org

Supporting people in preparing for work through accredited courses in gardening, computers, carpentry, cookery and admin.

Bright Ideas Scrap Scheme


Address: The Old Buoys Store, Hythe Quay, Colchester, CO2 8JF
Contact: Kathy Gilmour
Tel: 01206 798113
E-mail: kathy@bright-ideas-scrap-scheme.co.uk
Website: www.bright-ideas-scrap-scheme.co.uk

Bright Ideas reuses art and craft materials. Participating members pay an annual fee and get the materials for free.

Colchester Development Partnership (CCDP)


Address: 48c St John's Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7AD
Contact: Julian Carroll
Tel: 01206 577666
E-mail: ccdp.executive@gmail.com

CCDP is commited to social amd economic integration of disadvantaged and disabled people. Training and employment is provided by a reuse project (furniture and other household items).

Colchester Shake Trust


Address: Unit 2, Bloomfield Place, 25 St. Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7EA
Contact: Ian Cameron
Tel: 01206 543438
E-mail: cfp@aspects.net

Colchester Shake Trust is a registered charity. Their work consists of the provision of furniture and other household effects, free of charge, to disadvantaged families and individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford these items.



Address: Harlow District Council Depot, Bush Fair, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6LX
Contact: Sean Folan
Tel: 01279 444244
E-mail: folan@eccocentre.freeserve.co.uk
Website: www.ecco.org.uk

ECCO Ltd provides a high quality kerbside collection of textiles and bric-a-brac from 80,000 households in Harlow and Epping Forest. The project works with partners to offer therapeutic work to people experiencing social disadvantage.

Emmaus Colchester


Address: 4A Arthur Street, off Osborne Street, Colchester CO2 7DT
Contact: Lesley Corner
Tel: 01206 541616
E-mail: emmauscolchester@btconnect.com
Website: www.emmaus.org.uk

Emmaus is an organisation that reuses unwanted furniture, clothes, books, tapes, CDs and bric-a-brac by accepting it from people who no longer want it. Emmaus sell these goods at a cheap price for the benefit of others in the community.



Address: 15 Church Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NS
Contact: Andrew Wilkinson
Tel: 01206 367776
E-mail: info@en-form.co.uk
Website: www.en-form.org.uk

En-form is an environment centre providing information and advise to the general public, businesses, community groups and schools. The organisation also collects toner cartridges as a re-use and recycling service.

Essex Tools With A Mission


Address: 55 High Road, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PB
Contact: Jack Norwood
Tel: 01473 652092
Fax: 01206 263342
E-mail: Twam.hq@btopenworld.com
Website: www.twam.co.uk

Essex Tools With A Mission collects tools and items such as sewing machines, typewriters, and duplicators and sends them to selected development projects, training centres and schools in Developing countries.

Farleigh Hospice Charity Shop


Address: North Court Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7FH
Contact: Jonathan Stokes
Tel: 01245 228948
Fax: 01254 457333
E-mail: retail@farleighhospice.org
Website: www.farleighhospice.org

Farleigh Hospice Charity Shop collects and sells clothing, bric-a-brac, records, small electrical items and furniture to raise funds for Farleigh who provide care for people with cancer, and other life threatening illnesses.

Hamelin Trust


Address: 33 Laindon Centre, Basildon, Essex, SS15 5TQ
Contact: Jon Dixon
Tel: 01277 653889
Fax: 01277 634307
E-mail: jondixon@hamelintrust.org.uk

Hamelin Trust collects furniture, clothing, IT equipment and provides the items at a cheaper price back into the community.

Hand In Hand


Address: 3c, The Granaries, Reeds Farm Estate, Roxwell Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3ST
Contact: Clive Pickett
Tel: 01245 423839
Fax: 01245 236561
E-mail: info@hihand.org
Website: www.hihand.org

Hand in Hand provides overseas aid to poor children + families in East Africa and South America. They collect mobile phones

Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity


Address: St Johns Hospital, Wood Street, Chelmsford, CM2 9BG
Contact: Nicolle Stewart
Tel: 01245 513350
Fax: 01245 513561
E-mail: enquiries@helenrollason.co.uk
Website: www.helenrollason.org.uk

The Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity operates two cancer care centres, a research laboratory, funds research nurses and holds educational courses and lectures. The charity does not receive any Government funding, relying solely on the public.

We accept mobile phones at three BBC ESSEX locations:
- 198 London Road, Chelmsford
- Mercantile House, 1-5 Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester
- 444 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.

We also accept second-hand clothes, furniture and phones at our shops. Please contact the office for shop locations and further information.

Lighthouse Furniture Project Limited


Address: Unit 27, Tallon Road, Hutton Industrial Estate, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 1TE
Contact: Brian Darwood
Tel: 01277 222050
E-mail: admin@lighthousefurniture.org
Website: www.lighthousefurniture.org.uk

Lighthouse Furniture Project Limited is a is a not-for-profit voluntary group that passes on unwanted furniture, household and electrical goods to local people in need.

MillRace IT


Address: Units 9 & 10, Briarsford Ind Estate, Perry Road, Witham, CM8 3UY
Contact: Richard Huckett (on secondment from Interact)
Tel: 01376 518508
E-mail: mail@millraceit.co.uk
Website: www.millraceit.co.uk

MillRace IT is a Social Firm, in which former clients of Bridges to Work are employed alongside those who have been disadvantaged through mental ill health in a project of recycling and re-using computers. It also sends refurbished computer equipment, through InterAct, to developing countries.

Rainbow Services


Address: Latton Bush Centre, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7BL
Contact: Jackie Sully
Tel: 01279 308150
Fax: 01279 306589
E-mail: info@rainbowservices.org.uk
Website: www.rainbowservices.org.uk

Rainbow Services re-use donated items of furniture, clothing, household linens and bric a brac to families and individuals living on a low income.

Re-Cycle East


Address: Unit A, Global Park, Moorside, Eastgates, Colchester, CO1 2TJ
Contact: Derek Balcombe
Tel: 01206 863111
E-mail: info@re-cycle.org
Website: www.re-cycle.org

Re-Cycle's mission is to collect and ship second hand bicycles and parts from Essex, to Africa. Local partners teach local people the skills of how to repair and maintain them, to improve their lives in a sustainable manner.

Re>Paint Colchester


Address: 15 Church Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NS
Contact: Andrew Wilkinson
Tel: 01206 367776
E-mail: info@en-form.org.uk
Website: www.repaintessex.org.uk

Re>Paint Tendring collects and distributes paint free of charge from households and companies to charities, community groups, schools and individuals in genuine need.

The Salvation Army Hadleigh Training Centre


Address: Castle Lane, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2AS
Contact: Shelley Carter
Tel: 01702 552963
Fax: 01702 559438
E-mail: shelley.carter@salvationarmy.org.uk
Website: www.sahtc.co.uk

A training and social enterprise that works with food waste and compost. They also maintain a Charity Shop.

Southend Association for Voluntary Services (SAVS) Furniture Recycling


Address: 212 Westborough Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend, Essex, SS0 9PR
Contact: Mr Bill Messer
Tel: 01702 430058

SAVS Furniture Recycling is an organisation that reuses furniture and electrical goods and bric-a-brac to help those who cannot afford to furnish their homes at normal prices.

SE Essex Organic Gardeners


Address: 19 Folly Lane, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4SE
Contact: Carole Shorney
Tel: 01702 201914
E-mail: caroleshorney@hotmail.com
Website: www.seeog.org.uk and www.hdra.org.uk

SE Essex Organic Gardeners composts organic waste while protecting wildlife, reducing pollution and encouraging species diversity.

Second Generation, Thurrocks Re-Use Project


Address: Unit 34, Thames Industrial Park, Princess Margrets Road, East Tilbury, Essex, RM18 8RN
Contact: David Lawrence
Tel: 01375 846702
E-mail: ask@2ndgen.co.uk
Website: www.2ndgen.co.uk

Second Generation is Thurrock's Re-Use Project. Second Generation is a Thurrock CVS and Thurrock Play Network Partnership Project. Bringing furniture, toys, bikes, appliances and household goods back into the community.



Address: Main Road, Hockley, SS5 4RG
Contact: Penny McCulloch
Tel: 01702 201070
Fax: 01702 201224
E-mail: Penny.mcculloch@seetec.co.uk
Website: www.seetec.co.uk

We recycle old PC's by repairing them, where possible, and updating their programs and then giving them back to people in the community who require a PC.

St Clare Hospice Trading Co


Address: Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9JX
Contact: Louise Hamilton
Tel: 01279 773732
Fax: 01279 454011
E-mail: shops@stclare-hospice.co.uk
Website: www.stclare-hospice.co.uk

St Clare Hospice charity shops raise money for St Clare Hospice by reusing saleable furniture, clothes, bric-a-brac and books.

Tendring Furniture Scheme


Address: Rocket House, 43 Stephenson Road, Clacton-on-sea, CO15 4XA
Contact: Ian Archibald
Tel: 01255 476068
Fax: 01255 475465
E-mail: tendring.furniturescheme@virgin.org.uk

Tendring furniture scheme provides good quality furniture at nominal cost to individuals and families on low income.

Tendring Reuse Employment Enterprise (TREE)


Address: Unit 2, Oakwood Centre, Plough Corner, Little Clacton, Essex, CO16 9ND
Contact: Mark Penn
Tel: 01255 863007
Fax: 01255 863007
E-mail: admin@tree1.org.uk
Website: www.tree1.org.uk

TREE (Tendring Reuse Employment Enterprise) has a white goods collection project where recycling (including collection and refurbishment etc. provides employment and training for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market. TREE also has a scrap store called Bits and Bobs where arts and craft materials are collected mainly in bulk and sold to youth groups, schools etc for minimal prices.

Tools with a Mission (Halstead)


Address: 55 High Road, Leavenheath, Colchester, C06 4PB
Contact: Jack Norwood
Tel: 01206 263342
Website: www.twam.co.uk

Sorting, renovating, exporting and packing tools and sewing machines for use in developing countries. We do not accept garden tools.

Victoria ReCycled (Victoria In Partnership)


Address: P.O. Box 5740, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS1 9AA
Contact: Sarah Carr
Tel: 07910 685245
E-mail: sair.carr@blueyonder.co.uk

We are a furniture reuse and recycling project caring for all. We operate in Southend and neighbouring towns.

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