As the Bedford Swan Hotel undergoes a complete refurbishment, Emmaus Village Carlton has benefited from a bumper furniture donation.
The hotel’s restaurant and 113 guest bedrooms are all receiving a makeover during the next 10 months, with the first 25 bedrooms to be completed by the end of May.
Keen for the hotel’s old furniture to go to a good home, general manager, Malcolm Wyse, contacted the Bedford Independent to ask if we could suggest a suitable local recipient.
We were delighted to put him in touch with the team at Emmaus Village Carlton, who were equally thrilled with the donation.
“Emmaus is a unique charity that supports homeless people back into employment and social independence by offering a bed and somewhere stable to live for up to 42 residents,” said Tom Blight, re-use and recycling manager at Emmaus Village Carlton.
“The collection and resale of pre loved furniture and household goods plays a massive part in enabling us to do that.
“The money raised from this incredibly generous donation from the Swan hotel will play a huge part in helping us to achieve our goals and we couldn’t thank them more.”
The Swan Hotel’s restaurant has already seen a significant transformation into the new Pen & Cob British Brasserie.