Leeds and Moortown Funiture Store

Leeds and Moortown Funiture Store

At a glance


  • Poverty relief

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
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Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store was created in 1986 by a group of dedicated volunteers from  Leeds, who in the course of their work came into contact with people who had little basic furniture.


Aware that good second-hand furniture was often going to waste, they began to collect and re-distribute those items, often in their car boots before progressing on to using a horsebox! Initially the work was undertaken from a variety of buildings, a church hall, the basement of an empty house and the organiser’s cellar, all of which were temporary and most of which were too small

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