A wheel-y good boost

Alice Mason from Re-Nu-It and Cllr Scott Dickinson.
Alice Mason from Re-Nu-It and Cllr Scott Dickinson.

A furniture recycling scheme has been awarded a £500 cash boost to help keep its vehicle on the road.

Re-Nu-It is a charity-run group that collects household furniture/garden items, for free, from people who no longer need them. These are sold on cheaply to those who do.

Its distinctive van has clocked up an impressive 100,000 miles since hitting the road eight years ago.

With volunteer Alice Mason often at the wheel, the van covers a wide area across north Northumberland.

The £500 donation came from the county council’s community chest fund and has delighted Alice, who set up the charity.

She said: “It takes a lot of money to cover the van’s running and repair costs so the council grant has been really helpful.”

The charity has links with Social Services and Alice has a team of 12 volunteers. Contact Re-Nu-It on 07792 175827.