GOFA is a furniture and electrical appliance reuse project based in Penzance, Cornwall. We provide donated furniture and household electrical goods at affordable prices to people on low incomes so that they can furnish their homes.
Donating to or buying from GOFA helps everyone, so please help us by donating your unwanted furniture. Without your support we couldn’t provide the service we do.
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GOFA is still currently running the ‘Skills for Life Project’, run by Francesca, a project where people of any level of ability can come along and spend several hours in a comfortable environment learning some usefull skills including cooking and … Continue reading →
Textile recyclers and charities have revealed they are facing increasing competition for already-scarce material from a growing number of cash-for-clothing operators who pay money directly to the public for material. High prices for recovered textiles are understood to be fuelling … Continue reading →
Controversial drink bottle deposit refund schemes could raise more than £432m for charities, according to new research. According to a new Ipsos MORI survey commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), 12% of respondents said they would always … Continue reading →
Half the population have never recycled a household battery, with many saying they just don’t know where to take them, according to the European Recycling Platform (ERP). Around 40% of batteries are sold at Christmas – that’s about 10 per … Continue reading →
More than three people in five think the role of charities will become more important over the next few years, according to a new survey from YouGov. In March, the polling organisation surveyed 2,133 people who did not work in … Continue reading →
A giant man made of hundreds of healing plants is taking shape as part of the largest garden for the forthcoming RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010. More than 300 homeless and disadvantaged people from across the country are now preparing … Continue reading →
High-street retailer M&S has announced four recycling partnerships with UK local authorities to help councils collect an additional 60,000 tonnes of recyclable material per year by 2015. The announcement comes as part of the M&S Plan A eco-initiative and is … Continue reading →
Environment minister Dan Norris has announced his support for turning England into a ‘zero waste nation’ and confirmed that a consultation on landfill bans is set to be launched in the next few weeks. However, the notion of ‘zero waste’ … Continue reading →
The unique skills and community benefits of the third sector must not be overlooked by councils looking to improve local public services, Communities Secretary John Denham said. Many third sector organisations bid to deliver community based local services but Ministers … Continue reading →