- Help me give a nice sofa to a charity
Has anyone successfully donated a sofa that doesn’t have a fire label to a charity? We have a very nice leather 2 seater sofa that I can’t seem to be able to give away. It was made by Ashley Manor in Cheshire and was probably quite expensive new. I think it pre-dates the fire label regs. I bought it from ebay about 8 years ago. It’s in great condition and I really don’t want to tip it! Its way too nice. I’ve read that some charities give furniture directly to people in need rather than sell to the public so don’t require all sofas to have a fire label but I can’t find any. I live in Lichfield. Can anyone help? It’s currently taking up valuable bike space in my garage 🙂Posted 1 month agoiaincSubscriber
Just in midst of a house clearance of my parents big old rambling place and our experience has been that anything without fire reg compliance that’s not recognisably antique goes to the skip. Seems a terrible waste of perfectly good furniture to me but that’s the way it seems to be here, in Glasgow area, at least.
Auctioneers in on Monday doing final clearance and I know for sure I’ll be paying them, rather than the other way round..Posted 1 month agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
And in Lichfield:Posted 1 month agosc-xcSubscriber
If only I could get it to Oldbury,I work for a Children’s Trust and the rooms that ‘contact’ with birth parents takes place in are really tired. I bet if you contacted local children’s places they would bite your hand off.
The organisations that is, not the children.Posted 1 month agorhidSubscriber
I have got rid of some pretty worn out stuff and frankly nasty beds on gumtree recently. in the place I bought was a set of bunk beds and a double bed Inc mattresses. Put the bunk up for sale on gumtree as it seemed worth something. Someone contacted me saying they were desperate for stuff as they had to move house. Mentioned the horrible double bed and they said they would take it! Came to collect everything a few days later. Free or a bargain price on gumtree is irresistible or essential to some people! These things were not in a nice condition so could not accept any cash but tbh they did me a huge favour in removing them!
I also bought a sofa from a charity shop, they were going to deliver it so asked if they could take the other perfectly good but too small one I had. They would not remove it until they saw the fire safety labels.Posted 1 month agoavdave2Member
If anyone has an old sofa without the fire safety sticker, take it to some safe place and set it on fire.
You’ll very quickly see why they’re not wanted.
Think of the foam as frozen petrol. 🙂
My dad would have it off you. always said he’d not have a problem with a sofa pre fire testing.He was the county chief fire officer with 30 years service so probably a better understanding of the real risk as opposed to the perceived risk.Posted 1 month ago
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