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Goods diverted from landfill worth thousands to charities

Goods diverted from landfill worth thousands to charities

More than half a million pounds worth of quality goods have been
redirected from landfill to UK charities since the launch of Giving World Online.

The free website was set up in December 2008 to encourage businesses to publicise surplus stock online and donate the goods directly onto charities and community projects.

Giving World Online say that over 66 tonnes of goods have already been diverted from landfill with over 450 charities registered on the site. Items donated include educational materials, clothing, toiletries, toys, office equipment and furniture.

Founder and Director of GWO, Rama Bhalla, said: “The current overall average of free goods received is already £1,225 per charity.”

Recipient charities include HomeStart, The Separated Child Foundation, The Hollybank Trust and the Fire Fighters Charity.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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