October 11, 2011 1:59 PM
from left, Joanne Watson (Fundraiser), Mark Hunter MP and Phil Edge (Service Engineer) at The Furniture Station, Hazel Grove

from left, Joanne Watson (Fundraiser), Mark Hunter MP and Phil Edge (Service Engineer) at The Furniture Station, Hazel Grove

Last week Cheadle MP Mark Hunter paid his latest visit to Hazel Grove Baptist Church after being invited along to be updated on their landmark project, "The Furniture Station".

The Furniture Station is an initiative, setup in 1994, which donates good quality furniture and household items to individuals and families proven to be in need living in Stockport. The project is run through a partnership between the Baptist Church, Stockport Council and Stockport Homes.

The scheme receives donations of furniture and electrical items which otherwise might go to waste, and uses the second hand items to help people to establish their own homes.

For more information on The Furniture Station, go to

or You can also help raise money for The Furniture Station at or contact them by phone on 0161 483 9010.

Commenting on Mark's visit, Joanne Watson, Fundraiser, The Furniture Station, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Mark back and keep him abreast of developments taking place here at the Furniture Station.

"Over the past 17 years, the Furniture Station has made significant improvements in delivering the service to our clients; now with a refurnished warehouse, a revitalized website giving information to those both needing and donating furniture, and a completely restructured referral system which allows for a more efficient process.

"I believe the Furniture Station is progressing well and we all here are very proud to be part of such a wonderful charity."

Commenting, Mark said:

"It was a pleasure to visit this fantastic local project again, which has gone from strength to strength.

"Through a successful partnership between Hazel Grove Baptist Church, the local Council and Stockport Homes, many people across the Borough who are in need of furniture and electrical items are helped.

"I was pleased to hear that, despite these difficult economic times, people from all over the area are still donating items in great numbers."

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