Over 800 mattresses, beds and other items of brand new furniture have been saved from the tip and handed out to local people as part of a huge effort to help families struggling with the cost of living in Brent.
When a local hotel, which had already been kitted out with brand new furniture, decided not to open and was sold, Brent Council worked with its voluntary sector partners, charities and the new owners to make sure nothing went to waste.
Wembley ARK and the Troy Group did the heavy lifting, arranging the transport of the beds from the hotel premises right next to Wembley Stadium, to the Roundwood Youth Centre. Vulnerable families and those most in need were encouraged to come forward and take home these items.
Brent Council is committed to tackling the cost of living crisis, which is putting an enormous strain on hard working families and local people.