LETTER: I can’t believe charities turned down decent furniture

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Recently, after some persuasion, my husband agreed with me when I suggested we buy some new dining furniture.

He was concerned as to how we would dispose of furniture we no longer needed to which I added there were charities/organisations which accepted furniture to sell on and make money for their good cause.

Representatives came from one charity to view the furniture and my husband pointed out that a couple of the chair seats were a little frayed but could be easily covered.

This would, in my opinion, be at very little cost with the purchase of a piece of material to cover all four chairs and with very little effort. The table and chairs are in very good condition apart from the bit of fraying and we would still be using them if my husband had his way! We certainly would not have offered the furniture if it was not in a decent state and do appreciate that charities etc are not there to take away people’s rubbish.

To my astonishment the charity did not want them because due to the fabric on the two chairs not being perfect. They apparently ‘would not sell’. They could have taken the table alone, but no.

We then approached another organisation where I thought they accepted donated furniture for use by the homeless or perhaps sold it on, again to make money. They too declined.

What do they want? Surely sold for a good cause and at the right price these items would sell?

I am happy to report that eventually a grateful charity has now collected the furniture.

Astonished of Boston

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