Scotload helps local charity with desk donations

After a complete office renovation, Scotload donated surplus desks to a local hospice in need of furniture.

The Isle of Wight office of Scotload and parent company Strainstall recently underwent a refurbishment to bring brand new furnishings and a fresh colour scheme for employees. The new renovation plans for the Cowes site meant the original office desks were no longer required, leaving Scotload and Strainstall to consider their options for the unused furniture.

Scotload had the initial idea to sell the desks on to local people who were in need of office furniture. However, after getting in contact with The Earl Mountbatten Hospice and discovering they were in need of the furniture for their own remote workers, as well as for members of the community, the team made the decision to provide the hospice with the surplus desks.

Nigel Hartley, CEO at Mountbatten Hospice, says: 

"We're really grateful for the kind donation of these desks. They are being put to good use by our Mountbatten at Home community team, who are supporting people at the end of their lives in their own homes and in care homes across the island. 

"The support from our local community has been incredible and this donation means that we can continue to care for people when they need it most."  

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is a charity located in the Isle of Wight which is well known for providing end of life care and bereavement support to people living on the island.

Michael Palin, procurement manager at Strainstall, says: 

"We originally intended to auction off the newly replaced office desks to employees, or to offers from the local community. However, we saw the opportunity to redistribute the surplus desks to those working from home.

“The Earl Mountbatten Hospice kindly offered to collect, assemble and redistribute all 30 desks into the community, with any donations received going straight into their charity funds." 

The Scotload and Strainstall office renovations have now been completed, providing a fresh, new environment for employees to work in as they were welcomed back into the Cowes office.