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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.


"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.


"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.


“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.


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We often support many families and young vulnerable adults with home packs, which include household essentials like crockery, bedding, cleaning and hygiene products. We also support food kitchens for the growing food poverty and homelessness problem in the UK. We were therefore delighted that the national catering equipment supplier Bidvest Catering Equipment is one of our latest business partners to donate their surplus stock to Giving World.

Bidvest Catering Equipment is part of the Bidvest Foodservice family, complementing the food arm of the business with a range of over 8,000 kitchen equipment and catering products sold across the UK.

The company pro-actively operates a sustainability programme running a number of initiatives throughout the year including supporting World Environment Day and charity fundraising events, and has a target of zero waste to landfill.

One of the Sustainability Coordinators at Bidvest Catering Equipment, Shelley Russell, said: "Surplus can be a natural cycle of industry. In our business crockery occasionally gets damaged and if one piece in a case gets broken in transit, unfortunately a whole case of twelve could be wasted. Giving this unbroken, excess stock to Giving World means we have a reliable and ethical partner to take our surplus."

"Our team here always get behind good causes and this makes total sense. We save the environment as well as storage and landfill costs. People experiencing poverty and social exclusion receive new essential items for free, helping them to get back on their feet. Why wouldn't we help, it's simply the right thing to do."

And we couldn't agree more.

People up and down the country have benefitted from Bidvest Catering Equipment's fantastic donation of new crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils. From a breakfast club in Leicester, a soup kitchen in Birmingham, to home packs for people in need in Durham.

Susan Sadler, of the Helping Hands project, said: "Helping Hands provides a lifeline to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship by providing home packs which include kitchen goods, bedding, cleaning and hygiene products, basically everything a family or individual needs to make a fresh start. Beneficiaries are thrilled with the crockery. We've been receiving business surplus through Giving World's service for a number of years now and over the last 12 months helped over 3,000 people in grave need. Thank you."

If you have goods to donate to us, please contact us at We can save you landfill tax, transportation and storage costs as well as making a difference to the 13.4 million people living in poverty in the UK.

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