Friends of Storeroom2010

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust

This Trust helped Storeroom Education several times whilst the project was operational.  In 2018 however, they helped Storeroom to update one of our vehicles to a more recent model.  Many thanks to their Board for choosing to help Storeroom.

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Northwood Village

The Northwood Village website carries an article about Storeroom on their village news page at

Lots of other interesting local information and news for Northwood and Cowes residents there too.  They also have a facebook page at

Both sites are great for local information and if you are an ex-local, a superb way of keeping in touch with your roots!


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The Rank Foundation

With funding from the Rank Foundation’s Pebbles Grants, we were able to update one of our older vehicles in April 2017.


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Give as you live

We all like the idea of supporting charities, but don’t always feel we have money to spare or time to ‘do something’.  Not everyone wants to shave, wax, walk, run, sit in custard (!), but we all tend to shop online.  With Give as you Live the only pockets that are affected are those of the big companies we all make purchases from.

You can now help Storeroom2010 – just by shopping online.  Thousands of stores will potentially donate a percentage of every pound you spend online when you shop with Give as you Live.  Get started at

  1. Sign up to Give as you Live on your desktop, tablet or via the mobile app. It’s fast, simple and 100% secure
  2. Shop for millions of products at over 3,000 top online retailers including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, Expedia and more
  3. The retailer will donate a percentage of the purchase value to your favourite cause. The best thing is, it won’t cost you a penny extra

How does Give as you Live work?  See how you can support us just by shopping online

Or you can play video from this link:

We hope you will consider using GAYL.  If not for Storeroom please support another charity.  Huge companies can afford to help charities, especially the little charities (like us!) who cannot afford expensive television and newspaper campaigns.

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Re-use Network

Storeroom has been a member of the Re-use Network since we began in 2010.  We benefit from their help and advice on a regular basis.

reuse NETWORK membership cert 2018-2019

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Shaw Trust  / CDG

Shaw Trust / CDG have support Storeroom in partnership.  Their guidance and expertise initially enabled us to commence a series of Carpentry Training courses for local unemployed people.

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The Cowes Co-operative Store – sadly this store has now closed

The Cowes Co-op community support fund reached the maximum of £25,000, monies which were shared equally between Storeroom and Cowes Foodbank!  A HUGE thank you to the Co-op for this super scheme and a HUGE thank you to everyone out there who has used the community support card whenever they have shopped at the Cowes Co-op.  This sum of money made a big difference to both charities.

Cowes Foodbank intends to use its share of the monies to purchase a vehicle while Storeroom2010, a furniture reuse charity which recycles household furniture and sells it on at low cost to people in need, has used its share to help with the expenses associated with transferring to new premises and the setting up of the Carpentry Project which commenced in January 2014.

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Island Eye website

This really useful website has lots of information about Isle of Wight tourism, history, events and businesses.  Island Eye is like an online magazine, open it up, take a look and you are sure to find out something interesting!  Find them at

island eye


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Wight Goods – sadly no longer operational – we will always be very grateful for the free advertising they offered Storeroom over several years

A Classified Listings directory designed specifically for the Isle of Wight’s Community.

Why not visit  to view some of the many items we currently have for sale?   You can easily search for items currently for sale at Storeroom.  From Wightgoods home page, click on the WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR box located to the top left of your screen, type Storeroom2010 then click the enter key and many items currently for sale will be shown.  Good luck and happy browsing!

The Isle of Wight Classified Listings Website

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IW Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation, which represents and promotes the interests of and meets the needs of its diverse membership by providing a quality assured range of services.    We are pleased to be part of this organisation.  Their website is at – take a look too at this website has been developed by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry on behalf of the Island’s business community. It is an independent, not for profit and non party-political organisation, which exists to support the development and sustainability of the Isle of Wight economy.

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Red Ensign, Cowes

Red Ensign Maritime Training is one of the leading providers of maritime safety training in the UK, delivering MCA and STCW 95 approved training for all sectors within the commercial shipping industry.

They provide for students working on cruise ships, super yachts, wind farms and surveying vessels, as well as bespoke courses, designed and delivered to suit your own personal company needs.

Storeroom took advantage of their location adjacent to our old warehouse to use their expertise for an Elementary First Aid course and a Theory of Fire and Fire prevention course.  The latter was quite an eye-opener and to be honest Storeroom staff and volunteers all enjoyed dressing up in the safety uniforms!

Red Ensign’s experienced, qualified instructors provide worldwide tuition, both onshore and offshore, helping  people achieve the highest International Maritime Organisation standards.  Red Ensign have a professional and relaxed approach to training, students are encouraged to participate in group and individual exercises, which results in a friendly and fun way to learn for everyone.

Red Ensign

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You can easily search for items currently for sale at Storeroom.  From Wightbay’s home page, click on the middle of the screen and the  SEARCH FOR box will appear, type Storeroom2010 then click Search and many items currently for sale will be shown.  Good luck and happy browsing.  Only a very small proportion of our stock shown though, you need to visit us really!

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This local firm donates various joinery items as and when they become available.

About Howdens

Howdens Joinery offers a range of kitchen, bathroom cabinetry and joinery products designed to meet the needs of modern living; complete with a full range of accessories, work surfaces, sinks and taps and a range of Lamona appliances exclusive to Howdens.

Howdens are a trade only business and only sell to trade professionals because they are best placed to give you the convenience and experience for a professional installation.

Howdens Joinery

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With many thanks to the team at Sandham who help Storeroom with equipment.  They offer a great service!

Sandham Office Services based on the Isle of Wight, is the Island’s largest independent channel for copier, printer and MFP technologies, delivers integrated document management solutions and systems enabling customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency.

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CAPITOL FURNITURE GALLERIES LTD   – sadly this business has now closed

7-8 Bernard Way, Riverway Industrial Estate, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5YL

Tel: 01983 521030

“We have been trading on the island since 1830 and as a Company we are always pleased to help Local Projects.

Supporting the ‘Storeroom’ is a good way of both helping the less fortunate and just as importantly avoiding perfectly usable furniture being sent to landfill.”

Marie-Anne Miller of Capitol Furniture – 28/07/2010

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The Footprint Trust is a local charity that works with the community on a number of practical projects.  New in 2014 is the Trend project for more information go to and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Check out their Energetic Fueline for families, which helps people deal with rising fuel bills.  The Trust has access to grants and other help to get people warmer in their homes.

Adopt-A-Garden is a scheme whereby people who do not have a garden ‘adopt’ someone else’s and share the vegetables. The Trust also works in schools, holiday playclubs helping children to understand environmental issues such as water and energy use, recycling and wildlife.”

The charity is also the base for IW Green Gym – a conservation group that mixes keeping fit with helping local wildlife!  The Trust’s Pond, River and Cemetery Warden schemes are always looking for more people to help out.

For more information see their website or email    Tel: – 01983 82-22-82.

“The Storeroom is a fine example of environmental action linked to social care.” Ray Harrington-Vail, Footprint Trust Ltd (Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2013)





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Real World Trust Philosophy

People suffering from substance abuse have a right to quality treatment and support.  Such treatment and support should be holistic, non-judgmental and flexible.  That a “hands – on”, collaborative relationship with clients empowers them.  This empowerment enables them to assume their rightful place in society.

Real World Trust are our ‘Parent’ charity.  Without them Storeroom2010 would not exist!

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