Pickfords and College of Policing raise £13,000 for British Heart Foundation

A big thank-you to College of Policing for helping Pickfords raise up to £13,670 for British Heart Foundation from over 270 items of furniture donated during the College’s recent office relocation.

College of Policing appointed Pickfords Business Solutions to move and environmentally dispose of various office equipment and furniture from multiple office sites, in the process of relocating to a new building in Sunningdale, Berkshire.

Household appliances and furniture were donated to British Heart Foundation, totalling 276 items, to help fund pioneering research in the fight against heart disease.

A portion of the remaining furniture was donated to LAM Action for remodelling, gym and canteen equipment was donated to Office Clearances for reuse by a school in Senegal, and the office furniture donated to the Hook Village Halls charity. Any remaining items were recycled.

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Pickfords’ recycling and reuse service raises £15,500 for the British Heart Foundation

BHF_Retail - Thank You Posters_A4 (2014) Pickfords 2Pickfords Business Solutions and its clients have together raised £15,500 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) by donating used office furniture.

Pickfords offers corporate clients a recycling and reuse service to dispose of their old desks, cabinets, chairs and other furniture when they refurbish or move office. Pickfords has worked closely with BHF since 2013 to donate much of this furniture to its retail division, to be re-sold in its high-street shops to raise vital funds for life saving CPR equipment and training.

Since working with BHF, Pickfords Business Solutions has undertaken major projects with a number of clients, including Schneider and A4e, providing a furniture recycling service from which the majority of furniture was donated to BHF.

Katie Murphy, Pickfords’ Head of Environmental Reuse said:

“I feel truly privileged to assist the British Heart Foundation and proud of the fantastic relationship we have. Thank you to all our clients who kindly donated their furniture for this worthy cause.”

Mike Taylor, BHF’s Retail Director, said,

“On behalf of the British Heart Foundation I would like to thank you most sincerely for your support of our fast and free collection service over the past year.

This is the second year that the British Heart Foundation has worked with Pickfords and we are delighted that so far £15,500 has been raised through client removals.

Please pass on our most heartfelt thanks to everyone at Pickfords.”