The Revive charity scheme donates a portion of money raised from their five shops across Surrey to local charities nominated by their customers. Woking & Sam Beare Hospices were delighted to be the chosen charity at the Woking Revive shop during the first quarter this year.
The Revive reuse shops, operated by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK on behalf of Surrey County Council, reclaim unwanted but usable items taken to the county’s community recycling centres and sell them to members of the public. They are a great place to find your next upcycling project or quirky home decoration, selling everything from antique furniture, books and DVDs, to garden tools, bicycles and televisions. The shops help to reduce waste and raise revenue to support the service. In 2018, over 800 tonnes of waste was diverted from landfill and put back into use through the shops. In addition, over £18,000 was donated to Surrey charities through the scheme.
On Tuesday 13 August, Councillor Colin Kemp, Deputy Leader of Surrey County Council and also the Woking member for Health and Wellbeing, along with Louise Morton, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, presented a cheque for £1774.75 to Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the organisation, Marian Imrie, CEO said, “We are delighted that the local public have kindly taken the time to vote for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care. The donation will go towards funding the care provided within the Hospice itself and out in the community across the six boroughs of North West Surrey. As a charity, £4 out of every £5 of care provided comes from our fundraising activities and the support of local businesses like Revive is vital and very much appreciated.”
Deputy Leader, Colin Kemp, said, “The Revive charity scheme is a fantastic initiative for charities within Surrey. This money has been raised by people dropping off unwanted items at the County’s community recycling centres, and those items are being sold on and re-used. Not only does this benefit charities that provide essential services to our local community, it also benefits the environment by reducing waste. Thank you to the Revive customers who nominated Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care.”
The Revive charity scheme is run on a quarterly basis and the charities to benefit are chosen by members of the public, Revive shops are based at the Redhill, Leatherhead, Witley, Woking and Shepperton community recycling centres.