A new initiative has been launched to help families in need.
Local charity Real Deal Plus has created Furniture Scheme to provide families and people in need with low-cost affordable furniture and household items, including white goods.
Kath Falcus, director, said: “The Real Deal Plus Furniture Scheme and our members can help to minimise negative financial and social impacts.”
Volunteers collect unwanted items planned to go to landfill, to redistribute in Ashington and surrounding area.
Kath added: “To support those in need, we must rely on the generosity and support of the community.
“We ask the furniture you donate is good enough that you would be grateful to receive it yourself.”
“Good quality kitchen items are also appreciated as we use these to make up Social Services Starter packs.
“We are also grateful for any donations of good quality furniture from house clearances which we can refurbish and add to our stock.”