Volunteers from leading social housing repairs and maintenance specialist Mears will be giving up their Saturday to build a home for BestDeal4Baby - a new social enterprise in Peterborough that will be recycling baby clothes, equipment and toys for those who need them the most.
14 Mears operatives, along with three workers from Mears' client Cross Keys Homes and helpful volunteers from the local community will spend Saturday 13th June installing hanging rails, laying tiles and carpets, plastering, painting, and fitting wall units.
Maggie Devine, Academy and Community Manager for Mears Peterborough, said: "Recycling items that have been discarded to benefit others not only helps the people in the community that need it the most, but will be a far more environmentally friendly way to deal with things that people no longer need."
The BestDeal4Baby organisation will take baby items that would otherwise end up in a landfill, give them a thorough clean-up, and then provide an exchange service or discount sales to parents on low incomes and those in need of support. "We will be using as much recycled material as possible when we renovate the BestDeal4Baby office," said Maggie. "Shelving from the old Peterborough office will be used for storage units, and discarded timber from one of Mears' contractors will be used to make clothing racks."
The new renovated office of BestDeal4Baby will open on Norfolk Road in Peterborough shortly.