WNWN is a registered charity serving the local community. With a workforce of predominately volunteers we collect, free of charge, donations of furniture and household items that remain in good condition. We then offer these at low cost, to people on tight budgets, so they can create comfortable homes to feel proud of. Our showroom in Chippenham attractively displays a full range of furniture and household items. There are fridges, freezers, dishwashers, tumble dryers and other electrical goods. We stock pictures, lamps and kitchen items to add those finishing touches. We also have a range of new double, single and bunk beds at very reasonable prices. These items are available to the general public. Proceeds from the new goods, including electric cookers, help support the charity’s work. If you’d like to buy it’s easy, either visit our showroom or you can view selected items on WNWN’s Facebook page. Goods displayed on line can be paid for over the telephone. Low cost delivery can be arranged on a day and time that suits. If you’d like to donate furniture and household goods it’s fast, free and easy. We collect at a time agreed with you. Just contact us and connect
“Due to marital breakdown, I left Wales and moved to Corsham with my family. Greensquare got me an empty flat and thankfully someone told me about WNWN. With little money I got all the basics from them including a cooker, washing machine, fridge, beds, sofa and TV. I was so impressed and overjoyed with what WNWN did for my family, I became a volunteer.”
I was supporting a young baby and his mother who due to personal circumstances had very little money and belongings and were moving into a social housing property. I contacted WNWN and the response was amazing from start to finish. We came to the shop for assistance and the young mum was helped in choosing items for her new home. She was treated with dignity and respect and it was pleasure to see the young mum express some excitement around her new home. In a matter of days the furniture was delivered and the young mum was able to set up her home.
“I left Mum and Dad’s with nothing and moved into an unfurnished room. Over the years with little cash I now live with my family in a two bed-roomed house – full of Waste Not’s furniture”.
Help us to keep the service in our community. Waste Not Want Not relies on grants from other charitable organisations and on public donations from people just like you. Whether it’s a one-off or regular donation, everyone who donates really is helping.
We need your help because we rely on your donations to help others. By donating your surplus quality items, you will help to make someone’s life better. Upgrading? Downsizing? Family bereavement? Whatever the reason, please think of us first.
Rose joined the volunteer team in May 2016 initially working a couple of days a week helping in the showroom. Rose has great organisational skills largely developed from bringing up her eight children! Rose is now a full time volunteer as the Showroom Supervisor keeping the displays of furniture and household items looking attractive and welcoming. Rose is excellent at helping new volunteers including those with special needs settle in to build confidence and life skills.
Jason has been involved with WNWN for 16 years. In his role as ‘Collections and Deliveries Supervisor’ he organises his team to ensure WNWN gives a great level of service when collecting goods from donors and delivers items to clients.
Phil was employed in March 2002 as WNWN Project Manager. His task was to recruit volunteers and secure funding. The charity opened its doors in December 2002 since which Phil has much enjoyed the role of leading the WNWN team.
“A work placement does more than provide a valuable addition to an individual’s CV, often it also gives their confidence back in their abilities and their aspirations. For the individual a work placement can be a watershed moment: the difference between an individual remaining outside of the world of work and finding, securing and progressing in a rewarding job. Your work placements have directly contributed to the betterment of the lives of those you have supported.” 11.07.16 Regional Director SEETEC (Government appointed training agency).
“Excellent they even rang my friend to ask if she wanted her stuff early as they were in the area, excellent as we are difficult to reach, pleasant and unhurried didn’t just drop and run, delivery fee very reasonable, really friendly and efficient”.
“Clear and easy to navigate, is better now than before, plenty to choose from and in very nice condition, really surprised by what you had in there, staff and showroom are first class with showroom being family friendly, clean, welcoming but a bit sparse, improved, organised and easy to find, great- plenty of room to move around wish other shops were half as understanding (wheelchair user), particularly liked the redesigned layout as much better to see things at floor level”.
“Such good value allowing people on low incomes get quality furniture, absolutely very pleased, no question excellent, super value for money, fantastic shop a God send, excellent a big surprise, excellent coming over again next week and looking forward to it, super value for money the bed cost £35 and will last easily ten years, you are what you are a place to buy second hand furniture at affordable prices,”.
“Returning customer very pleased every time, utterly fabulous, I would recommend this service, wonderful everyone was brilliant, never had a problem it’s always good, have done!, returning customer use WNWN often and the only time I had an issue it was resolved quickly to my satisfaction, well pleased would definitely recommend, very happy with everything, I do all the time!, happy to recommend and will definitely be back soon, first visit very impressed, have done and will do in the future, already have!”.