Connect with us

Business

Show home to Cambridge charity show room for new furniture

Avatar photo

Published

on

Ashberry Homes donated furniture from a show home in Fordham to a charity supporting homeless people in Cambridgeshire.

The furniture from the development, off Soham Road, will be sold at Emmaus Cambridge’s charity shop at Green End in Landbeach.

The charity supports people to work their way out of homelessness, providing work, training, support and a home for as long as they need it.

David Kelly, Stuart Burton and Darren Holloway with the furniture from Ashberry Homes’ Cortlands development in Fordham

David Kelly, Stuart Burton and Darren Holloway with the furniture from Ashberry Homes’ Cortlands development in Fordham

Its community at Landbeach includes a shop, a café and a tech recycling and refurbishing project.

Diane Docherty, the CEO of Emmaus Cambridge, said: “These sorts of donations are an amazing gift to Emmaus.

“We are able to sell such quality goods easily to support our income generation which enables us to do what we do and help more people.

“I say a personal thank you for this donation because such donations help in lots of ways, from giving people on a low-income access to lovely furniture to supporting the work Emmaus does in supporting people out of homelessness.”

Ashberry Homes has built 52 homes at Cortlands, including 21 affordable homes available for local people through low-cost rent or shared ownership.

Construction is now complete, and just one home remains for sale.

The furniture donated to Emmaus Cambridge was from the development’s three-bedroom Cardamine show home and included chairs, artificial plants and other household items.

Amy Hughes, sales manager for Ashberry Homes, said: “As a housebuilder, we are committed to helping organisations which support those who do not have a roof over their heads.

“As we come to the end of our project to deliver high-quality new housing for the community in Fordham, we are pleased to be able to help such a worthwhile local charity, as well as seeing our furniture being reused and given a new lease of life.

“We hope this donation provides a greater choice of high-quality second-hand furniture for Emmaus Cambridge’s charity shop customers and raises much-needed funds for its work helping people move out of homelessness.”

https://www.ashberryhomes.co.uk/new-homes/eastern-counties/cortlands.

 

Facebook

Read More

Cllr Mohammed Farooq: “As Peterborough continues to grow and evolve, we anticipate an even stronger relationship with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority particularly in relation to shaping our public transport, cycling, and walking infrastructure”. PHOTO: Terry Harris Cllr Mohammed Farooq: “As Peterborough continues to grow and evolve, we anticipate an even stronger relationship with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority particularly in relation to shaping our public transport, cycling, and walking infrastructure”. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News1 hour ago

BREAKING: ‘I am resigning from my position as the leader of Peterborough City Council’

'There remain some very tough and embarrassing decisions to be made'

Sgt Jamie Cooper who has also been nominated for a Royal Humane Society award and Chief Constable Commendation for his brave actions Sgt Jamie Cooper who has also been nominated for a Royal Humane Society award and Chief Constable Commendation for his brave actions
News5 hours ago

Police Federation ‘humbled’ by bravery of Peterborough police officer

Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom said: 'We are incredibly proud of Jamie'

Cllr Dennis Jones is keeping his own counsel about Monday’s meeting. PHOTO: Terry Harris Cllr Dennis Jones is keeping his own counsel about Monday’s meeting. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News22 hours ago

Going, going…. gone as Farooq paves the way for Labour to take the helm at Peterborough City Council

Labour to form a minority administration at Peterborough City Council

Mayor Dr Nik Johnson and (centre) with Cllr Anna Smith, deputy mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority at the opening of Chatteris museum. Mayor Dr Nik Johnson and (centre) with Cllr Anna Smith, deputy mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority at the opening of Chatteris museum.
News1 day ago

Cambridgeshire bus revolution is just what the doctor ordered

His ‘mayor’s fare’ is among a raft of new routes and bus service improvements

The Cambridge Graduate Hotel held a lavish party for over 200 people on Thursday night to launch its summer season of events The Cambridge Graduate Hotel held a lavish party for over 200 people on Thursday night to launch its summer season of events
News1 day ago

Graduate Hotel ‘so very Cambridge’ where if you’re lucky you can buy a giraffe!

The hotel began as The Belle Vue Private Hotel and was renamed The Garden House in 1926

Peterborough First celebrate after the recent city council election PHOTO: Terry Harris Peterborough First celebrate after the recent city council election PHOTO: Terry Harris
News3 days ago

OPINION: Peterborough City Council ‘in a better place than it was and ready to progress’

Crowds to flock to Nene Park on Saturday and Sunday for Peterborough Celebrates Festival

Mayor Cllr Val Fendley “I am in no way promising any change to what has been implemented, that is most definitely not within my gift.” But she will listen to concerns over the 20mph limit. Mayor Cllr Val Fendley “I am in no way promising any change to what has been implemented, that is most definitely not within my gift.” But she will listen to concerns over the 20mph limit.
News3 days ago

Protestor told to leave, and meeting suspended as Ramsey town council caught off guard by 20mph revolt

Town council at the time voted 8 in favour and 5 against 20mph

Stephen Moir says the Fenland chief executive Paul Medd (above) is simply wrong when he claims, in a report to be discussed by Fenland councillors next week, that the board must include a Cambridgeshire County Council member based within Fenland. Stephen Moir says the Fenland chief executive Paul Medd (above) is simply wrong when he claims, in a report to be discussed by Fenland councillors next week, that the board must include a Cambridgeshire County Council member based within Fenland.
News3 days ago

County council puts its ‘tanks’ on Fenland’s lawns in row over £20m spending plans for Wisbech

'Councillor Tierney has not been nominated or appointed by this authority to act on this council’s behalf'

Cllr Stephen Ferguson says he has Labour Party members support for him to stand as an independent candidate for St Neots and Mid Cambridgeshire constituency Cllr Stephen Ferguson says he has Labour Party members support for him to stand as an independent candidate for St Neots and Mid Cambridgeshire constituency
News4 days ago

Labour woes tempt Ferguson to stand as Independent candidate in St Neots

'I have some serious thinking to do' says Cllr Stephen Ferguson

Rt Hon Chloe Smith MP keynote speech to Eastern Powerhouse Conference in Cambridge today. Rt Hon Chloe Smith MP keynote speech to Eastern Powerhouse Conference in Cambridge today.
News4 days ago

OPINION: Four things important in how the East and its people will succeed: Investment, Talent, Technology, Resilience.

The journey ahead for the Eastern Powerhouse, and the region we lead, is a demanding one