The Arbroath-based Furniture Recycling Project (FRPA) is a step closer to purchasing a new van thanks to a £1,000 donation.
The Scots Guards Association’s Dundee and Angus branch handed over the cash on Monday at the project’s base in Wardmill Road.
The Earl of Dalhousie, president of the Association presented the cheque to Ian Townsend, chairman of FRPA.
Mr Townsend thanked the Earl and the Association for the very generous donation and explained that it would kick-start a fund-raising project to acquire a new delivery vehicle.
Mike Hunter, a former Scots Guard and manager of the project says a new, reliable vehicle is essential for them to carry out their work.
He explained: “FRPA’s existing vehicle is over 10 years old and has become very unreliable.
“This means a number of people donating furniture or awaiting delivery of furniture have been disappointed as appointments by FRPA have had to be cancelled at short notice.
“Customer satisfaction is extremely important to FRPA and a new, reliable delivery vehicle is essential.”
The Earl of Dalhousie thanked Mr Hunter for all of the hard work he and his staff were doing at FRPA, and noted that a number of fund-raising initiatives would be undertaken over the next few months in order to obtain sufficient funds to purchase a replacement vehicle.
Also present at the handover were Major Munro Davidson, secretary of the Scots Guards Association, and David Cuthill, chairman of the Scots Guards Association Dundee and Angus branch.
The Furniture Recycling Project Angus collects unwanted furniture and electrical appliances to save them going to landfill.
Some of the items collected go to people in need.
Others are stored in their warehouse at Wardmill Road and are available for people to purchase.
Anybody wanting to doante can call the FRPA during office hours on 01241 437438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.