The Government has stopped funding essential furniture for people who have been homeless, suffered domestic violence or a crisis such as a fire. Some families that are destitute can get small charity grants towards starting a home, others simply have to go without. Local not for profit charity, HFS, is asking people to help fund essential furniture for local households in need.
As part of my job working for Hastings Furniture Service I made a tree out of an unusable headboard and bed slats in the hope it will make people think about how furniture poverty affects families in our area. No-one should be without something as crucial as a bed. You can see it in the foyer of the De La Warr pavilion over the Christmas period. The lovely Chris at the pavilion made the stand where visitors can donate to the project.
To find out more and how you can help click here.