The motive is altruistic rather than profit-led, while also providing a good home for items that a saleroom realistically will not be able to shift.
Charities tackling furniture poverty have been asked to write a ‘shopping list’ of in-demand items so the auction firm, which holds sales in Lichfield and Tamworth, can help.
Richard Winterton from the family business says: “We carry out a large number of house clearances every week and inevitably encounter much unwanted furniture and other practical household appliances.
“Not everything will sell at auction but that doesn’t mean it’s useless. We can access plenty of good-quality items which can help those who are desperately in need.
“If there are any organisations out there who think we can help them with regards to unsold furniture, please do get in touch.
“And if there are specific items which are regularly needed, we can store them and always have a container of items ready. It’s that simple – just give us a shopping list.”
Items including three-piece suites, armchairs, recliners, tables and chairs, sideboards, bookcases, wall units, wardrobes and beds can all be obtained by charities for free from the family firm.
Furniture saleroom manager Scott Walker says: “From vintage, retro and Victoriana to mid-20th century teak, we handle a huge amount of all different types of furniture and other household items such as pots and pans, knives and forks and even stairlifts.
“When items don’t sell but could still be of use to someone, we always look to see how they can be donated to charity. It’s also about recycling, upcycling and preventing waste.”
Charities and organisations requiring furniture should email Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.