Local Charity is celebrating 25 years


Furniture Mine’s new showroom in Victoria Square, Hanley, is open to everyone and highlights the growth it has taken from a small local charity to the area’s leading furniture re-use organisations.

Contrary to popular belief, Furniture Mine is open to everyone offering donated household furniture at incredible prices, starting from as little as £40 for a three-seater sofa.

Each year, Furniture Mine provides help for more than 5,000 households and prevents more than 400 tonnes of items going to landfill disposal.

Furniture Mine’s ethos is to collect donations of re-usable second hand and unwanted household furniture including beds, wardrobes, sofas, mattresses and tables.
The donations received from the public range from every day sofas to unusual antique items. Mark Roe, transformation manager at Furniture Mine, said:

“Our stock is continually changing and all of our items are of genuine quality. For specialist items we also have an ebay shop where collectables are offered for auction.”

Back in 1990, tonnes of furniture ended up in landfill each year with no outlet for impoverished families to benefit. But now Furniture Mine provides a solution to this problem and has helped thousands of people to furnish their homes.

Open six days a week With two shops, one in Bridge Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme and a new showroom in Victoria Square, Hanley, the charity makes it easy to donate items of furniture, either in store or through its website. Its Bridge Street store holds smaller more unusual items with its main showroom in Hanley offering large items such as sofas, beds, chairs and new electrical items with twelve months warranty at affordable prices. Items can be offered free to those who have been referred by a council, housing association or other partner.
Furniture Mine prides itself on the positive feedback received from customers and the huge impacts on their families’ wellbeing.

With the rise of pay day loans, and high interest shops, the low-cost furniture available provides an alternative for households at a time of economic difficulty.