Donate    Salvage

FSE trades a variety of goods through on-line and general auctions to generate funds. These goods are either donated or sourced specifically to trade. Products sold to date include: books, shoes, mobile phones, craft items, household items, computer spares and clothes.

FSE needs donations of good quality items that it can sell. All goods must be in good condition, preferably with original packaging (if it had some) and complete.

Example items we can sell include:

  • Books
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Porcelain
  • New or unworn clothes and shoes

NB: Sorry - No electrical items, damaged goods or bric a brac.


General Auction Trading

Some goods donated to the Freedom Centre are not suitable to give away to beneficiaries but have a value. These items are taken to reputable auctions and sold to raise valuable funds to support the Day Centre.

  • CD’s, DVD’s (not Videos)
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Furniture e.g. dining table and chairs, – not soft furnishings (regulations make this difficult)
  • Coins, Stamps, post cards
  • Garden Tools
  • Musical Instruments

NB: Sorry - No electrical items, damaged goods or bric a brac.


Opportunities for Meaningful Occupation

As beneficiaries progress on their journey from dependence to independence they need to develop basic work skills that will enable them to find a job. Often these people have been out of work for long periods or have never worked.

One of the key aims of FSE is to provide real jobs for those who are ready to develop new skills and basic job skills such as time keeping.

Within the FSE projects there will be a range of opportunities for beneficiaries to become involved. For example:

  • Delivery and Collection of Goods – driving
  • Sorting of goods
  • Packaging for dispatch
  • Record keeping 
  • Inventory control
  • Data input
  • Reporting and Management Information
  • Financial Records & Book Keeping
  • Manual Handling
  • Health & Safety at Work
  • First Aid Training

Each role provides opportunities for embedded learning in literacy, numeracy, and IT skills. Every role brings a requirement to commit to fulfilling a job role and requires the beneficiary to manage their time, demonstrate reliability and gain the skills that will see them into full time work.