Moortown Baptist Church, 204 King Lane, Leeds LS17 6AA. Map Tel: (0113) 2693750 A member of the YBA. A registered charity No 1128960. Terms of use

A smart new look for the Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store but our homegrown charity still needs your help

14 July 2021

Established here at MBC in 1986 the Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store has recently taken delivery of two new vans. Since the mid sixties the Store has quite literally helped thousands and thousands of people to turn houses and flats into homes. Their simple mission of collecting your unwanted furniture and passing it on free of charge to people in need has earned the charity a reputation of being one of the city’s most respected support projects.

Apart from the odd year Moortown Baptist Church has made regular financial contributions to the Store as well as also providing somewhere around a dozen or so trustees. In fact, right now John Gamson is the charity’s manager and Steve Morris a staff driver whilst John Sherbourne, Gareth Davies and Steve Wylde all serve as trustees.  

Sadly the need for furniture is no less acute than it was when Hilary Willmer and a few friends began picking up unwanted items, storing them in garden sheds and cellars and delivering them in their own cars. 

If you or anyone you know is moving house, downsizing or simply replacing old for new please give LMFS a call. It will be their pleasure to help. 

Some interesting stats from the last full year of uninterrupted operation (2019/20). In the 12 month period to 31 March 2020 LMFS completed 964 deliveries. This equates to 6,512 separate items of furniture weighing a total of 146.27 m-tons, and 1,532 collections made up of 7,985 items/182.95 m. All these figures relate to domestic furniture such as sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes etc. etc. which without their intervention could well have ended up being fly tipped or incinerated. The Store employs 6 permanent staff and benefits from the services of an amazing bunch of volunteers. It is based in a 10,000 sq ft warehouse in Seacroft and controls a trading company (LMFS Trading Ltd) which sources, supplies and in most cases installs new furniture and white goods to a growing number of social housing projects. 

You can contact the Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store by calling 0113 2739727, sending an email to info@leedsandmoortown.org.uk or by going online and visiting www.leedsandmoortown.org.uk

 

 

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