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Free items

We are regularly contacted by companies and contacts with donations of free items to be given away to voluntary organisations in the Middlesbrough or surrounding area. This page will list our latest free items and how to get hold of them. They must be for voluntary and community groups use only and not to be resold.

Our particular thanks to our contacts at BIC (Business in the Community), Tesco and Morrisons (Berwick Hills - Community Champion) for their regular donations and help..

Please note this page will be kept up to date to the best of our ability but often items will be distributed quickly so do please check with an email or phonecall.

Contact: Sue Naylor on 01642 803602
Email: sue.naylor@mvdauk.org.uk


10 June - Free office furniture

Axa has kindly made available some more office items for distribution to the voluntary and community sector.  On offer this time we have:

  • 4 x round tables 1200 mm (chairs not included)
  • 1 x large bookcase
  • 3 x small bookcase

All the above available for collection from Middlesbrough. Contact Sue if you want some of these items:
Tel:   01642 803602
Email: sue.naylor@mvdauk.org.uk


10 June 2021 - Free crockery

Morrisons has kindly donated the following items, which although have been used in one of their cafes are still in very good condition and could be used by voluntary sector organisations such as community cafes/community centres, village halls or small individual groups just looking to kit out their staff kitchen.  As always, priority will be given to Middlesbrough organisations but the offer is open to any community and voluntary sector group.








Top left to bottom right, we have:

80 blue plastic food trays
20 diner plates
21 ramekins
33 small dip pots
12 milk jugs
2 cream jugs
17 large side plates
136 smaller side plates
6 oval platters
8 oblong platters
5 large bowls
49 small bowls
59 teapots (Round)
14 Tea/hot water pots (cylinder)

We also have 2 large sacks of bird seed that could be split up and maybe put into smaller bags and sold in community/eco shops, or maybe useful to a group who has a community garden.


For any of these items, please contact Sue Naylor:
Tel:   01642 803602
Email: sue.naylor@mvdauk.org.uk


7 June 2021 - 3 storage units available

We have been offered 3 storage units. 








The units consist of 30 A4 size compartments with label plates, there are also 2 large open storage spaces below.  These units have been used in a business centre for internal post collections.  The units are strong in construction and are on wheels. They would be very useful in an office environment, craft room or possibly a garage/shed. If you can use one or more of these and can collect them, please contact Sue Naylor:
Tel:   01642 803602
Email: sue.naylor@mvdauk.org.uk


26 May 2021 - Free foil pie trays (7 june update)

Hiding in the corner of Morrisons warehouse were these foil trays:

8 x 500 foil trays (3 packs of 166 trays in each box so you don’t necessarily have to have a full box)

Contact: Sue Naylor
tel:   01642 803602
email: sue.naylor@mvdauk.org.uk