Westfield Health moves to help Sheffield charities

Westfield Health's move into brand new offices in September was an exciting time, and it signified a new era for the Sheffield institution.

It did, however, leave them with a lot of high-quality furniture which was no longer needed, including lockable cupboards, cabinets, TVs, whiteboards and tables and chairs

So as part of its continued efforts to support local worthwhile causes, Westfield Health made the decision to donate the excess furniture to several charities across South Yorkshire who would put the items to good use.

Donations were sent to the Cathedral Archer Project, which helps homeless people in Sheffield to achieve a better life, and Age UK Sheffield, a charity that supports older people in the city to help them regain and retain independence and get the most out of life.

The Besom, which forms a bridge between the church and those in the greatest need in Sheffield, also received items, which were redistributed amongst people in need in Sheffield.

Furniture was also donated to Autism Plus, providing support to adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions across Yorkshire and the Humber.

A spokesperson for Autism Plus said: “If we were having to buy all these items we would be looking around £20,000, so this is a fantastic donation to our charity.

“As well as a number of residential homes for people with autism and associated disabilities who need full time care, we also care for individuals in supported living, in day care facilities, and through our range of social enterprises.”

Autism Plus has divided the items among their residential homes, social groups, learning centres, social enterprises and offices to help the charity run efficiently and meet the needs of their service users.

River Stewardship Company, St Wilfrid’s, Endeavour and Doncaster Deaf Trust also benefitted from some of the furniture.

Westfield Health Chairman, Graham Moore, said: “Yorkshire is very fortunate to be served by wonderful charities, addressing different needs and raising awareness of important health and wellbeing issues.

“At Westfield Health, we’re proud to support such fantastic charities with their work to improve the lives of people across Yorkshire and we are delighted to see that our furniture is being put to such good use by those who can benefit from it the most.”

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