A CHARITY has found a new way to recycle and raise money at the same time.
Six months ago Jackie Byrne, the manager at the Bridgewood Trust's day care centre at Armitage Bridge, had an idea.
"We had an old piece of furniture we had been storing," she said.
"We decided to give it a lick of paint and afterwards it looked great. So we sold it and made £70.
"Since then, we have been searching for old wood furniture for our patients to do up and then sell on in the shop," she said.
The Bridgewood Trust provides housing and day care services to people with learning disabilities.
The day care centre also has a shop where some of the items the patients make are sold.
Jackie said: "We have been grabbing old furniture from skips and people's rubbish. We are just trying to get as much as possible.
"It means we can give new life to a piece of furniture that would otherwise have been thrown away.
"We have got the time to be able to give them a rub down and some new paint and make them look new.
"Now, we just need more wooden furniture."
Jackie appeals to anybody who has any wooden furniture to let them know. Someone from Bridgewood will gladly collect it.
If you do have any furniture to give, phone the trust on 01484 667866.