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Furniture donation helps turn our house into a home

Giving to charity is not just about receiving cash donations. Gifts in kind also play an important part in enabling Field Lane to continue to deliver exemplary services. Furniture Box – the online retailer selling household furniture – recently donated sets of dining room tables and chairs and coffee tables to Andrew Proven House (APH).

APH provides a safe haven for vulnerable families who have been made homeless. Furnished to a high specification, this home offers young families the chance to get back on their feet and live in a secure, comfortable and supportive environment. The families have suffered a range of difficulties, including drug abuse and domestic violence.

Here at Field Lane we believe in offering a home that is genuinely a pleasant environment, not just a roof. The surroundings play a key role in aiding the residents’ recovery. No matter the circumstances the individuals and families find themselves in, having a nice place to live, with their own front doors, makes a huge difference to self-esteem and confidence.

One of Furniture Box’s founders, Dan Beckles, said: “ We were delighted to help and in such a practical way too. Being young ourselves - we started Furniture Box three years ago, when the other founder, Monty George and I were just 18 – we know how hard it is to get a start in life. For the young families APH is helping, it’s even more difficult. We hope that our small contribution will make a difference to the people Field Lane is helping and make them feel more at home.”

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