South Shropshire’s successful Furniture Scheme has relocated its furniture finishing workshop from the Mascall Centre to a building adjacent to its successful shop in Tower Street where it sells renovated furniture.
The workshop offers a furniture repair service for local people seeking general repairs and where it makes up oak house signs with craftsmanship from the team of professional staff and volunteers to help raise vital funds to support work with those at risk of financial and social exclusion in south Shropshire.
Philip Dunne MP said: “I have long supported South Shropshire’s Furniture Scheme based in Ludlow and now part of Wrekin Housing Group. It provides an incredibly useful service for vulnerable people looking to get back on their feet in the area and this is a great way of showing to many more people in the centre of Ludlow the kind of work they can do.
It was good to see some of the great supporters of the Furniture Scheme and the opening as well as former Chief Executive Jean Jarvis and The Wrekin Housing Group’s Finance Director Francis Best with James Cooper who now runs the scheme, members of staff and volunteers.”
James Cooper said: “We are delighted to have officially opened our new town centre carpentry workshop and to have launched our new furniture repair service. This new bespoke service is very much part of our re-use ethos. Customers can have their purchases from Renaissance altered to their own requirements or members of the public can bring in their existing furniture for a spruce up.”
Photo: Philip Dunne MP with Nicky Kershaw DL, James Cooper and Stefan Laird