Rainbow offers a colourful variety of affordable furniture
Published by Melanie Hughes for Trafford Housing Trust in Housing and also in Communities
Sofas from just £30 and other bargains will be on display at Stretford Mall on Tuesday 18th September from Trafford Housing Trust’s new furniture re-use shop.
The Rainbow Furniture Centre is putting on a furniture display as part of Recycle for Greater Manchester’s ‘Seeing is Believing’ campaign to encourage more people to buy pre-owned furniture.
The ‘Seeing is Believing’ campaign will show people that second hand furniture a great way to spruce up a home without breaking the bank. Recycle for GreaterManchesteris promoting furniture organisations around the region who are doing their bit to help the community as well as the environment.
Launched by Trafford Housing Trust, Rainbow will have a range of furniture items such as wardrobes, sofas and drawers available for Trafford residents at a reduced price.
Deborah Elgar, of Trafford Housing Trust, said: “New furniture can be extremely expensive, but through Rainbow we will be offering high-quality items at affordable prices – and anyone who is at Stretford Mall on the 18th September can come and see our team to find out more.
“We are very excited to be opening our Rainbow store and launching our new website at the end of the month – and being part of this fantastic campaign by Recycle for Greater Manchester is a great way to let Trafford residents know what we can offer.”
The Rainbow project is supported and part-funded by Recycle for Greater Manchester, who donated a van to Rainbow, as well as Safer Trafford Partnership and Altrincham and Stretford Community Panels.
Rainbow, which is opening its own store on Malvern Row on Friday 28th September, will also encourage people to donate their furniture to be re-sold rather than sending unwanted goods to landfill sites. Rainbow will pick up furniture donations, asking only for a contribution towards fuel costs – and the delivery of purchased furniture will be free.
The Rainbow Project is part of Trafford Housing Trust’s CleanStart programme, which gives ex-offenders volunteering and training opportunities and helps them back into work.
The Recycle for Greater Manchester website contains more information on buying pre-loved furniture: www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com.