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We love variety! New white goods!

We’re always up for trying a new angle. And given the demand for white goods and the shortage in 2nd hand options in Leeds, we have found a great supplier who has provided us with very low prices. Prices are as follows: washing machine £159, electric cooker £150, freezer £120, fridge/freezer £160 and £180. All have 1 or 2 year warranty. We have trawled the internet and these prices are lowest online or on the high street. We still have 2nd hand options so come along and check out our options.

Thanks for your support!

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New branding – but to what end?

It’s a funny thing branding. Millions of pounds are spent trying to get it right, and in some cases its hugely effective. And in some cases I guess they don’t make an impression and leave little or no impact. But the biggest and most successful brands become so symbolic that they simply need to display their logo. A tick or swoosh, the golden arches, a common fruit with a bite missing, the infinity logo – and suddenly we are catapulted into a world of sports, fast food, computing and broadband.

An interesting fact about the King of Brands, one Richard Brand-son (sorry poor joke) is that Richard partnered with other businesses in almost every enterprise he launched. Virgin’s stake was almost always less than 50%, they were a minority share holder – and they weren’t particularly interested in operations. It was all about their brand. And that’s where their value was. Clever dick. Why just travel when you can Virgin travel, surf when you can surf with Usain Bolt (super, super-fast) Or just drink Cola when it could be Virgin Cola (OK bad example) but whether its broadband, banking, flying through the air or to the moon. Virgin is the brand we buy into. And let’s not get onto Red Bull (suffice to say it gives you wings, as well as a multitude of sports teams). The drink is a side issue. It’s just sugar and water. Right?

What’s my point? Well firstly check out our new branded business card for our furniture collection & house clearance service. Simple. And hopefully effective. And secondly we love our heart. And behind this heart is care and concern for everyone in South Leeds. So it’s not an empty business, we don’t own a minority stake, we are not all about the brand – it’s more than that. We are committed to the long term and what we do matters a whole lot more than how we display ourselves. Want to get involved? Get in touch. There is more to our work than meets the eye!

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Have we reached ‘Peak Stuff?’

So the head of sustainability at Ikea, a guy called Steve Howard has announced that a bit like reaching peak oil, we have reached peak stuff. That is, people have reached their limit of furnishings. He said the new state of affairs could be called ‘peak curtains’. Consumption of many familiar goods has reached its limit and the rate of buying more is only going to diminish over time. And laudably as a result Ikea are creating ways of recycling and repairing items at their stores rather than just selling new things.

So we get this… In leafy suburbs people have too much. In our green and pleasant land people don’t need more – they have everything they need. In fact a recent programme on radio 4 reported people are no longer buying each other things or stuff, instead people buy each other ‘experiences’ and then enjoy experiencing them and enjoy even more putting them all over social media – look at me I am experiencing a hot air balloon ride with a dolphin for example!

And yet not every part of our green and pleasant land is either green or let’s be honest pleasant, and hot air balloon rides are pricey (and dolphin rent is going through the roof).

A guy called Rutger Bregman describes poverty as not a lack of character but simply as a lack of cash. And if you lack cash then you can lack those basics that we all need. Peak curtains – now there’s a luxury.

Yesterday our prime-minister explained the wonders of the free market ‘a tide which lifts all boats’, an efficient allocation of resources. And yet reality tells a different story. Peak stuff in one part of a city and peak need in another. Go figure? So what do we do…

So at risk of going to an on-message and robotic sales pitch: Those experiencing peak-stuff – donate!. And those who experience peak-need – come down to our warehouse where we have unofficially the cheapest white goods and furniture in Leeds. Want to know more? Call 0113 400 1182.

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Ideal Student Furniture at the Dewsbury Road Warehouse

Leeds is one of the most popular university cities in the UK, and setting up digs each year is no mean feet. Moving out, moving in, the books, furniture and beds that sometimes need to be transported and moved around. One solution is investigating the second hand furniture, white goods and household items available in Leeds. St Luke's CARES furniture warehouse is a great place to start. Students can find us by jumping on the number 1 bus from Leeds City Centre, and getting off just past the BP garage on Dewsbury Road.

The warehouse has a whole array of goods - white goods, beds, tables, wardrobes and other furniture for students to make the most of. Prices are low, and delivery is reasonable too so there is no need to cart it on to the bus on the way home. Perfect student furniture.

Temporary living is more popular than ever these days, with home ownership falling, second hand is the new thing, and our warehouse makes this all possible.

Want to find out more? Take a look at www.stlukescares.org.uk, call 07800512074 to find out about stock or just come down and have a nosey!

And even better when you are done with the second hand furniture and white goods, call our collections team, and donate back to the charity to be made available to the next year group! The money raised is invested into South Leeds projects supporting young people gain in confidence and self esteem to access things like further and higher education. A virtuous circle!

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Declutter and Donate

Why Not Donate to a Charity

With the change of season, there’s nothing better than a clear out.

Have you ever looked in your overflowing wardrobe and felt like you have nothing to wear?  Or lost a lid of a saucepan, only to find it in another drawer hidden under piles of stuff…

Why not declutter and reap the benefits of extra space, less chaos, and more organised surroundings.  At the same time, you will be doing a good turn for local Charity St Luke’s CARES.

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Charity Shop Fashion Forward

Second hand clothes

Stylish Second Hand Clothes

It doesn’t matter if you’re a penniless student, a busy parent trying to make ends meet, an on-trend Hipster, or a Drag Queen. We all need a great bargain in our local charity shop. St Luke’s CARES on Dewsbury Road isn’t just a great place to pick up cheap furniture but has the cheapest and most stylish second hand clothes around…

No season marks a fresh start like Autumn, bright skies, beautiful colours everywhere, all those childhood memories of starting back at school…

And new starts demand new wardrobes!!!

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Retail Course at St Luke’s Cares

Retail Course at St Luke’s Cares

St Luke’s CARES charity are currently promoting their free Retail, Work Experience and IT course on Dewsbury Road, starting Tuesday 19th September 2017 from 10-2pm.

The course which will run two days a week for seven weeks takes place above the shop has been funded by Big Lottery. The course has had successful uptake over the last two years, giving participants hands on experience of working in a busy shop environment and gives people who are looking to get back into work and training the right skills to equip them on their journey.

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