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Unwanted furniture from Suffolk Coastal HQ raises cash for RSPCA

PUBLISHED: 14:32 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:32 24 February 2017

(L-R): Becky Fox, RSPCA deputy centre manager at Martlesham, Suffolk Coastal chairman Mark Newton, Zoe Barrett, cattery supervisor, Julie Carver, customer contact manager at Suffolk Coastal, at the presentation of the money raised from unwanted furniture at the authority's old HQ.

(L-R): Becky Fox, RSPCA deputy centre manager at Martlesham, Suffolk Coastal chairman Mark Newton, Zoe Barrett, cattery supervisor, Julie Carver, customer contact manager at Suffolk Coastal, at the presentation of the money raised from unwanted furniture at the authority's old HQ.

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Money raised from the reuse of office furniture at Suffolk Coastal’s old offices has been donated to the East Suffolk and Ipswich branch of the RSPCA.

The district council has been working with local charities, community groups, parish and town councils, councillors and staff to ensure unwanted furniture from its previous HQ Melton Hill is put back into use.

More than 50 community and charity groups collected furniture last month. Staff then took part in a bidding process to claim items with all money raised going to Suffolk Coastal’s Chairman’s charity for the year, the RSPCA – raising £874.

Chairman Mark Newton said it was hoped to raise more money from the remaining leftover furniture and appealed for anyone wanting items – desks, pedestals and large shelving units – to contact the council.

The authority moved to its new HQ, smaller premises at Riduna Park, Melton, in December.

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