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Surrey charities set to benefit from new re-use shop funding scheme

Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, presents Jayne Cooper, CEO of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, with a donation from the Revive re-use shop charity scheme

Four Surrey-based charities are set to benefit from a windfall, thanks to Revive re-use shop customers, Surrey County Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.

The Revive shop charity scheme sees a portion of money raised from the four shops across Surrey donated to local charities which were chosen by customers.

The first four charities to benefit from the scheme are The Children’s Trust, Wildlife Aid, Woking Hospice and Age UK, with each charity receiving £440.07.

Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: “It’s great to see local charities benefiting from this scheme. The Revive re-use shops are a fantastic way of reducing our waste and as a thank you to the local communities who support us, we are delighted to be giving something back to the charities they have chosen.

“The re-use shops have so many benefits – not only do they raise funds for Surrey charities, they help people find furniture and household items at greatly reduced prices while also helping us meet the cost of running our community recycling centres.”

The full media release is available here.

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