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Boost for old furniture charity
A charity that collects secondhand furniture for low-income families is opening its second depot with funding from the National Lottery.

Dorset Reclaim, which has one warehouse in Bournemouth, is opening a branch in Poole on Thursday, with a 252,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The volunteer-run charity has passed on 33,000 items to local people since it was set up six years ago.

The mayor will officially open the new shop on the Nuffield Industrial Estate.

Ray Tovey, Dorset Reclaim project manager, said: "The grant enables us to reach out our services to more people in the Poole and Purbeck area."

The project currently collects furniture from different Dorset towns each day.

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