The Great Furniture Giveaway

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Know of a charity, cause or individual who would benefit from the donation of furniture?

Over a 12 month period Express Yourself is able to access up to £250,000 worth of Halo furniture which can be donated to charities or causes that are in need. Whether it’s helping with a refurbishment project, or donation of a charity raffle prize Express Yourself can help.

To nominate a charity who would benefit from such a donation of furniture, simply complete the nomination form and the committee will assess your request at the next official meeting. Meetings take place on a quarterly basis and the causes that best meet Express Yourself’s vision and belief in “making a difference” will be chosen for help. Unfortunately we cannot meet all requests, but we promise to fairly assess all those requested.


Amaechi Basketball Centre

Halo staff were invited to the Amaechi Basketball Centre on Saturday 1st February 2014 to watch Manchester Magic emerge victorious after taking on the Westminster Warriors by 80-67. At half time, the winners of the junior tournament held on the night were presented with their prizes by Beverley Furness, of Halo’s Express Yourself Committee. In recognition of our on-going support for the centre, Joe Forber commented in the match programme, “All fans, we look forward to your support this evening – make it a great show for all connected with the club and for our honoured guests, Halo, great friends and kind benefactors to our Club.”

Amaechi Basketball Centre, Moss Side, Manchester

A community basketball project supported by Express Yourself has been in the news this week. Joe and Maggie Forber who founded the centre, have won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award for the North West.

Ray Porter, parent and fundraiser told us, "I wanted to let you know that Joe and Maggie have recently won the BBC Unsung Hero Sports Personality of the Year Award for the North West and this will be aired on BBC North West on BBC 1 at 1830hrs on the 18th November when it will be made public knowledge . There is a very good chance they will also win the national award as part of the sports personality TV show which will be live on BBC 1 in December, I will keep you updated if they make the final three". (November 2013)

All at EY wish them the best of luck for the main event in December.

Announcing HALO and John Lewis "Great Furniture Giveaway" partnership:

In the first of it’s kind, Halo Furnishings and the John Lewis Partnership have agreed to work together on local charitable schemes as part of Halo’s “Great Furniture Give Away”. John Lewis stores at Cheadle, Trafford Centre and Liverpool are the first to be involved in the initiative, which will look at giving local good causes access to furniture, accessories and time dedicated to refurbishment within chosen projects.

Our first joint venture helped Stockport Womens Centre which you can read about here.

We have recently helped (Oct 2014):

 St Ann's Hospice, Little Hulton Autistic Society of Greater Manchester, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Guide Dogs for the Blind, St Rocco's Hospice Warrington, Styal Community Café, Wilmslow, Contact Centre, Manchester, Cancer Research, Trafford Carers, SMA Trust, Stratford Upon Avon, Ammaus Salford, "Sponsor A Room" Project, Grace's Place, Children's Hospice, Bury