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Have you got stuff you don’t want anymore?

Stephanie Eaton
Written by Stephanie Eaton

We are encouraging our members and other landlords to donate unwanted items to good causes through a new smartphone app Gone for Good.

The app matches businesses and individuals with charities in their postcode who actively want to receive particular items and will collect them for free.

The app is especially useful for landlords who regularly have to clear out goods left by tenants, or have goods and furniture to donate when they refurbish properties. It also enables users to give away their unwanted belongings to charity from the comfort of their own homes.

Gone for Good aims to re-channel 6% of clothing and other items which currently end up in landfill. If it can achieve this goal, charity shop income will double, helping important causes.

Andrew Goodacre, our Chief Executive said the following on this campaign:

“We are delighted to be supporting this innovative and important social enterprise.”

“Gone for Good is quick and easy to use and its values fit squarely with our own. We know that our members like to act responsibly in terms of disposing of unwanted items in their properties. The app helps them to do so, reducing waste whilst at the same time supporting charities and local communities as well.”

While, Gone for Good managing director, Mark Charnock added:

“Gone for Good underpins the work that RLA does is doing to encourage a well-managed and professional residential rental market. The app helps landlords manage their properties more easily and saves them money, whilst helping good causes. It’s a win-win for everybody concerned.”

The app is available on the App Store and Google Play for iPhone and Android smart phones and via www.goneforgood.org.uk

About the author

Stephanie Eaton

Stephanie Eaton

Steph is the Events and Marketing Executive for the RLA. She holds a Media, Culture, Communications and Advertising degree from the University of Lincoln and has had several years’ experience utilising her skills developing content and managing marketing campaigns. She has spent over 6 years in the housing sector which is an area that she is passionate about. Steph is also responsible for the RLA’s event programme and can be often found networking with members on the RLA stand at events.

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