Author Archives: Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store

Second Royal award for LMFS

In 2011 The Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store was one of just forty Yorkshire based charities and community groups to be awarded The Duke of York’s Community Initiative. This prestigious accolade runs for five years, after which time award holders … Continue reading

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In loving memory: a fitting tribute to an outstanding volunteer

It’s hard to believe but it’s now more than three years ago that one of LMFS’ most loyal volunteers passed away. James Raper who died at the age of 66 had not only served the charity for many years as a warehouseman and … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary lunch, and it’s fish and chips all round

Thirty years in business is a significant achievement for any company. Often it calls for great celebration: a champagne reception in a swanky hotel or maybe a fine dinner after which guests are addressed by a distinguished speaker. However, at … Continue reading

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New Year honour for LMFS’ founder Hilary Willmer

Hilary Willmer, the lady who in 1986 founded the Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store has been awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List. On the citation it says this: Mrs Hilary Frances Willmer. For voluntary services to … Continue reading

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Seventeen years on, heart-warming thanks (and some much needed furniture) from a client who never forgot the help L&MFS gave her

Earlier this week we had a message on our answer-phone from a lady who wished to donate some furniture. When we called her back to arrange collection she told us about how she had first heard about L&MFS. Later that … Continue reading

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How to raise money for charity at no extra cost to you…

Here’s a new easy way to raise money for the Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store  that does not involve parting with extra cash. Everyclick.com has launched a new way to donate – it’s been christened “Give as you Live”. So when … Continue reading

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James Raper 1948 – 2014

James Raper 1948 – 2014 The sudden death of James Raper brought a deep sense of sadness to everyone connected with the Leeds and Moortown Furniture Store. As one of the Store’s most loyal volunteers James had not only spent … Continue reading

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Sign up here to help maintain a “critical, financial safety net for families in crisis”

Furniture Re-use Network calls on the Coalition Government to overturn Vital Funding Decision The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) has recently launched an e-petition that if successful, will maintain a critical, financial safety net for families in crisis. Backed by its … Continue reading

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Two years on and L&MFS / St George’s Crypt link continues to reap benefits

In September 2011 St George’s Crypt opened its second charity shop. Having recently taken over a former Co-op supermarket building on Armley Town Street the charity which is best known for providing emergency accommodation for homeless people asked L&MFS if … Continue reading

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L&MFS joins in the debate at Connect 2013

When you take upwards of two hundred Leeds Christians, put them in one big room and then ask them to talk about the things that most matter to them and their city the odds are that you’ll end up with at least that number of different … Continue reading

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