Cheltenham 1st Stop
301 - 305 High Street
Tel: 01242 224321
Vision 21 - Sustaining Gloucestershire
Vision 21 is a sustainability charity and it is as much a social organisation as an environmental one. Formed in 1994 it operates in Gloucestershire running a variety of local projects.
We work within Gloucestershire to change attitudes and behaviours to enable communities to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Vision 21 achieve this through project work, attending events with information displays, organising events for the community and businesses, reports, publications and an electronic newsletter 21 Today.
Our aims are to:
1) Provide information or assistance to individuals, community organisations and businesses enabling them to become more sustainable.
2) Operate Reclaim, a furniture re-use scheme for low income families and to provide voluntary vocational placements for people with mental health issues, recovering substance abusers and ex-offenders wishing to give something back to their community
3) Provide environmental projects in which volunteers can learn vocational skills and improve inter-personal skills, as well as learn about the relationship between natural resources and the need to re-use/recycle more
4) Support the local economy by helping to facilitate greater use of local services and products.
The Reclaim warehouse on the Lansdown Industrial Estate is open to the public Mon–Sat 9:30-4:30.
We have a wide range of goods in store, but we are appealing for more furniture donations, particularly working white goods.
Senior Manager Dave Entwistle says, There has been a big demand for fridge freezers due to the recent hot weather and unfortunately, we have had to disappoint some customers because we did not have any in stock at the time.
Funds raised through the re-sale of furniture enables Vision 21 to provide opportunities for general volunteering and for hard to place volunteers who may find it difficult to find a place elsewhere. It is a location where people can learn new skills and build self-esteem, helping them move on to further training or potential employment.
Please click on the website link for further details.
Vision 21 is a sustainability charity and it is as much a social organisation as an environmental one.
To sign up up for www.glos.info weekly newsletter, please click here.
Please mention www.glos.info when contacting this advertiser.