Louth recycling charity calls for volunteers to lend a hand

Staff at Renew in Louth.
Staff at Renew in Louth.

It was set up to help the community in the wake of the horrific floods of 2007 but now the Louth Renew and Living Well project is in need of a hand itself.

Renew, which has a warehouse in Eastfield Road and a shop in Queen Street, recycles unwanted furniture and home electricals in order for them affordable to the less fortunate.

But the charity now needs volunteers to help it maintain its vital service to the community, something which was recognised by 10 Downing Street after the 2007 floods.

Renew’s Marie Clutterbuck, the charity’s assistant warehouse supervisor, said: “As of late a lot of rain has been hitting the Louth area and risk of flooding has risen, but due to the lack of volunteers it would be difficult for Renew to be able to help as many people in the community as they have done before.

“Thanks to the help of Renew and the Louth Living Well project a lot of people were able to get their lives back on track and get the furniture they needed in 2007.”

Renew is currently looking for willing people of any age to help out and volunteer either at its well-known warehouse or new premises in Queen Street near Kidgate surgery.

This will allow the charity to be able to help the community for a longer period of time and allow people to be able to gain vital skills for when they are looking for work.

If you are interested and would like further information call warehouse manager Philip Bridge on 01507 604174.