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Charities benefit from Olympics homeware legacy

Cleaners prepare hundreds of duvets to be donated to good causes Cleaners prepare hundreds of duvets to be donated to good causes

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
1:07 PM

Charities across the capital will benefit from the 2012 Games when they receive 80 tonnes of near brand-new homeware from Olympic accomodation.

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Cleaners prepare hundreds of duvets to be donated to good causesCleaners prepare hundreds of duvets to be donated to good causes

More than 7,000 items of bedding, crockery and kitchen utensils are being distributed to needy charities, including Barnardos, the Docklands Project and City YMCA, in only two days by the London Re-Use Network.

The goods were bought for 3,000 Games officials and journalists who took over 13 halls of residences during the summer.

Charles Craft, managing director of London Re-Use, said: “This carries on the feel-good factor from the 2012 Games.

“Re-using perfectly good household items contributes to the 2012 London Games’ green legacy. This operation is part of the development of a pan-London Re-Use Network embracing commercial organisations and London boroughs, which will divert 7,000 of tonnes from landfill and create jobs and training opportunities for Londoners.”

The halls are owned by Unite, which operates student accommodation across the UK.

Operations manager Alan Blackmore said the challenge is now on to get the student halls ready for the new academic year, which starts next week.

Links

Official London Olympics 2012 website
www.london2012.com

Olympic Park Legacy Company
http://www.legacycompany.co.uk/

Working for London 2012
https://locogrecruitment.london2012.com/jobs/main

London 2012 tickets
http://www.tickets.london2012.com/

Olympics schedule
http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-complete.pdf

Resources
Map of the Olympic Venues (jpg, 558kb)
Map of the Olympic Parks (pdf, 2.6mb)

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