Eight months into our wonderful partnership with Wakefield-based law firm Minster Law, the company has donated hundreds of hours of voluntary support, thousands of pounds towards the cost of our vital Leeds-based van and now 102 pieces of high quality furniture. The company also secured a very generous price for the dismantling and delivery of the goods to our Barnsley and Leeds regional centres. The tables, chairs, boardroom tables, screens, leather sofas and lunch room equipment will enable us to provide much better facilities for staff, volunteers and visitors alike, furnishing our renovated warehouse in Barnsley and relocated warehouse in Leeds for free. The cost of these vital furnishings would have proved a massive strain on our resources, but Minster Law has taken care of it all.
Our Chief Executive Gareth Batty said “Employees of Minster Law regularly help us to provide quality surplus food to frontline organisations on our vans and in our two warehouses in Leeds and Barnsley. Their generous offer of furniture came at the perfect time as we are relocating this summer to a larger warehouse in Leeds to enable us to support more people in need. In Barnsley we are building more office space at the same time, because 246 charities are on our waiting list. However, furnishing our two sites was going to be a big challenge. That is where Minster Law stepped in. The desks, tables, chairs and cabinets for our staff and sofas for our hardworking volunteers numbered 102 pieces of high quality equipment that will benefit our two warehouses for many years to come. As a charity we could never have acquired this amount of vital equipment without Minster Law’s support, so we are overwhelmed at the donation and excited for all the extra work it will enable us to do as we take more and more surplus food and redistribute it to 190 organisations and counting.”