Project information

Provision of beds & cots for struggling families

Imagine not having a bed to sleep in! We are seeking funding for new beds, the provision of beds for themselves and for their children is one of the most basic needs our clients have, but not enough good quality beds are donated.


Charity information: The Furniture Station

The Furniture Station logo
  • Need


    Due to health and safety reasons, we are limited to the number of beds we can accept from donors, and can only supply new cots. With a high demand for such essential items, there is a waiting list for those which do come in.


    We therefore need to seek funding to purchase new beds and cots for our clients. It costs just £65.00 to purchase a single bed and £99.00 for a double bed, cots are £110. Our target for funding these items is £7,000.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide disadvantaged people in Stockport with the essential item of a bed or a cot.


    » We will achieve this through acquiring the minimum budget of £7,000 for the 2012 for new beds & cots and maintain to meet the increasing demand.

    Success will be meeting the growing demand of beds and cots.

  • Impact


    This project will allow the opportunity for a good night’s sleep and for babies to sleep in safety. It is also evident from these services that a large majority of clients maintain their tenancies.


    With an increasing demand for beds; not enquiring enough funding for the project may result in not meeting the growing demand.


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  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Beds Purchase of double & single beds
      £2,000 Cots Purchase of cots
  • Background


    The Furniture Station helps struggling families and individuals within the Borough of Stockport.


    The Furniture Station work with homeless people going into accommodation, refugees, elderly people, lone parents and young people; basically all those who cannot afford to buy the items they need to make a house into a home.

    To ensure that the people we are working with are those most in need, all clients are referred to us from recognized referral agents, such as Women’s Refuge, Social Workers, Housing Resettlement teams and Health Workers.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Furniture Station was launched in 1994 and has successfully developed over the last 18 years to achieve its vision of supporting people in need in Stockport.

    Each year The Furniture Station makes approximately 2000 collections and 1000 deliveries; delivers around 4000 items of furniture and electrical items and helps over 1000 families and individuals in the Borough of Stockport each year.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Alan Gunnion, Project Manager

    Alan ensures an ongoing successful operation of the Furniture Station. Alan manages the purchases all new beds & cots for our clients.

    Ashley & Tom, Drivers

    Ashley and Tom work together in ensuring the beds & cots are successfully delivered to the people we help.


    Our various volunteers assist with this process by answering & making phone calls to client's enquiries & showing our clients around the warehouse.

Delivering a cot

Delivering a cot


will pay for a single bed

I felt I’d been given a bit of a head start with a bit of help and comfort – I don’t honestly think I’d have stayed at my flat with no bed and bedding