27. January 2016 -

Palletways London recently handled one of its most important consignments - transporting beds and mattresses to York which will help local people who have been affected by Storm Desmond.

A large consignment of beds and mattresses were donated by Airsprung Beds in Trowbridge via The Furniture Re-use Network. Palletways collected the consignment from Airsprung Beds and drove a 40ft artic lorry 250 miles to the centre of York where volunteers from York Community Furniture Store were eagerly waiting for the delivery.

Neil Tappin, a volunteer local businessman and spokesperson for the Community Furniture Store, said: “We are providing essential furniture and other items to households in York that have been affected by the recent floods. Generous donations of furniture have come from a whole host of companies and individuals which are available free of charge to help people in temporary accommodation who need furniture along with those who remain in their homes while repair work is being carried out.

“We’re really grateful for this recent donation - to the Furniture Re-use Network and Airsprung Beds for the beds and mattresses and Palletways London for collecting and delivering them completely free of charge. It’ll really make a difference to the hundreds of people who are most in need.”

Ken Bromage, general manager at Palletways London, added: “So many people in and around York have been affected by the recent floods – collecting and delivering much-needed furniture free of charge was the least we could do to help them out.”

Craig Anderson, Furniture Re-use Network CEO said: “We are delighted to have helped arrange this collaboration between FRN member the Community Furniture Store, Palletways and Airsprung Beds in providing much needed help to those affected by the floods in York. Furniture donations from retailers, manufacturers and the general public to reuse charities and FRN members are a huge relief to people who have lost essential household items in the Christmas floods.”

Palletways London, based in Greenford, offers cost effective, reliable, flexible and high quality palletised freight services to customers in Middlesex, West and Central London. The company is part of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network.

The Community Furniture Store has been recycling furniture in York since 1988. A second store launched in 2004 and a third store to serve Scarborough and parts of Ryedale is now open in Scarborough. The charity seeks donations of furniture and white goods which are suitable for reuse and make them available at low cost to people who need furniture. 

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