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Bishop's Move assist The Peabody Trust & Raises Over £6000 for Sense

21 Apr 2021

Bishop's Move assist The Peabody Trust & Raises Over £6000 for Sense
Bishop's Move assist The Peabody Trust to clear office furniture from 2 central London locations and raise over £6000 for Sense!

London's largest housing association, The Peabody Trust, were recently in need of procuring the services of a furniture collections/clearance company. The task was to clear office furniture from two Peabody central London sites, one on Queen Elizabeth Street and the other on Westminster Bridge Road, as well as provide evidenced re-use of at least 90% of the product in charitable or other evidential good causes within two months of final removal date.

Whilst Bishop's Move is not just an office clearance company, responsible recycling is one part of our business relocation services, and we were happy to undertake the task.

The job entailed the collection of more than 820 deskstations - over 400 from each site - to which our porters ably stepped up to the challenge. And thanks to our partnership with the charity, Sense, none of these items reached landfill.

Sense is here to help those living with complex disabilities to communicate and experience the world. They believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

The approximate resale value of the items cleared from the Peabody offices came to a total of £6,200!

To put this fantastic amount into some sort of context in relation to the work that Sense does with individuals, and in the wider community, the amount raised was enough for Sense to either 

  • Take 4 children or young adults to attend a week long holiday, facilitated by the Sense Holiday programme. All accommodation, travel, food and activities are fully funded, with fully trained staff and volunteers in attendance. The cost per attendee is normally £1500


  • A fully funded “Family Fun Day” hosted at an activity centre or animal centre where deaf blind children or children with complex disabilities can attend with their families to enjoy a day of sensory fun and associated activities. The normal cost per event is approximately £5000.

Not only did Bishop's Move compete the task for the Peabody Trust on time, 100% of the items collected were re-used, raising vital funds for a charity during the pandemic.

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