A nice piece from the i-newspaper recently (although the link is now broken!)
For the past five years, Julian and Marianne Cash have been running Community Furniture Aid (CFA) from their home in Pontycymer, in the Garw Valley. The organisation furnishes the homes of the poorest people living in the Bridgend area, its volunteers arriving in the morning with a van full of donated furniture and leaving when the house can be lived in.
CFA has furnished around 350 homes and part-furnished another 150. At least 1,500 people have been helped in the process and 30 tonnes of furniture have been saved from landfill. The charity does not provide white goods, but is connected to another organisation, Turn2us, that provides them for free to those in need.