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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE –7 Septebmer 2020

In these difficult times, the welfare of our staff, volunteers, donors and those we seek to service are paramount.  Following a period of closure, we are have now restarted most areas of work.

Dorcas Project

Furniture collections will restart as from 1 June, on the following conditions

  • Our driver will phone in advance to check that no one in your household has COVID 19 symptoms
  • Our driver will risk assess each property and may refuse to enter if he feels it is not safe to do so.
  • Items must be left outside, in a garage or in one downstairs room

The items we currently need are: -

  • Sofas (small, clean with fire safety label)
  • Single Wardrobes*
  • Chests of Drawers*
  • Bedside Cabinets*
  • Crockery, Cutlery, Saucepans, Kitchen Utensils (including tin openers)**
  • Towels**

*need to be solid and in excellent condition

**we can only collect these items, but you can drop them off to us – see below

If you wish to drop items off to us at 33 Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, Southampton, SO14 0SP, you can do so on the following conditions

  • Between 9.30am and 4pm (if the gates are shut, please phone 023 8077 3132 and some one will open up).  Please do not leave items outside the gates
  • If you have furniture, if possible please send us a photo beforehand to to check that it is acceptable
  • All furniture will be assessed before being accepted
  • All donations will be on a no contact basis, so you must be able to unload items yourself.

Office telephone – as from 7 September our phones will be answered between 9.30am and 4pm.  You can leave a message outside of these hours or e-mail and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  


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