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An Award Winning Charity In Bury Is To Close Today After Going Into Administration

Re>build has supported around 23,000 households who have struggled over the last 15 years with emergency boxes and low cost clothing.

The charity have said "due to a lack of funding" they are having to close their doors.

Seven of it's staff members are now being made redundant.

Re>build issued this statement today:

"We are very sad to say that REBUILD is closing today, due to a lack of funding. As a result of this closure, seven staff are being made redundant, our volunteers will be at a loss and many people living in the local area will lose essential services. Our traditional town centre charity shop has closed where people could obtain very low cost bedding and clothing (often for free if they needed a warm coat of a pair of shoes) or pick up 24 hours’ worth of Porch Boxes emergency provisions. In addition there will be a knock-on effect on Council waste disposal costs, individuals will need more funds to purchase the essential items they need when setting up home, and tenancies will be unsustainable because of a lack of furniture, in particular those where vulnerable people are housed.

"However, we do hope that you will be able to celebrate our achievements with us, namely over the past 15 years we have supported around 23,000 struggling households, saving them £1,000s. We have provided practical training to hundreds of individuals enabling them to move into employment, diverted many tonnes of bulky goods and hundreds of litres of paint from landfill, offered a workplace environment where individuals struggling with poor mental health could be supported and nurtured to develop and get well at their own pace, supported those with English as a second language to experience a real UK workplace and improve their employment prospects, set up Men In Sheds in Bury and supported the local community in many, many more ways. We are all devastated."

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