Bodmin based social enterprise business RE:SOURCE has moved to new premises and is now raising funds for Cornwall Hospice Care. The Cornish charity has taken custodianship from national charity Addaction and has relocated the business to Normandy Way in Bodmin.
RE:SOURCE continues to offer graded white goods (washing machines, cookers, fridges and freezers) from the manufacturer Beko. The products are of good quality and often in the original packaging, and are graded before being sold. Also on sale is furniture, which is predominately donated and has in some cases been restored by a team of volunteers.
At an opening ceremony on Monday 15th October Paul Brinsley, Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care said; “We’re delighted to be the charity now benefitting from RE:SOURCE and are equally pleased to welcome the team who have joined us to continue what they have been doing so well for many years now. We are excited about the future for this thriving business that forms a key part of the economy of Bodmin, a town we are delighted to be associated with.
We are well known in Cornwall for the support we offer terminally ill patients and their carers, family and friends, both in our hospices and more recently in the community. Our retail department generates vital revenue to support this work and RE:SOURCE is the perfect addition to the 32 shops we already have. We are also delighted to be working with a social enterprise business that helps support people by providing them with the skills needed to get back in to work.”
The opening was performed by Cornwall Councillor Leigh Frost, who is also a Bodmin Town Councillor. He cut a ribbon outside the new premises in Normandy Way saying, “It’s extraordinary to think that just 18 months ago this building was all but derelict. Now by working together, it’s open for business and this can only be to the good of Bodmin. I wish the team at RE:SOURCE and Cornwall Hospice Care, the very best of luck going forward.”
Leigh Frost is pictured above second from left with (from left to right) Grant Jones Production and Facilities Manager at RE:SOURCE, Paul Brinsley Chief Executive of Cornwall Hospice Care and David Renwick, volunteer Trustee of Cornwall Hospice Care.