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Re-ward Club: Rewarding you for not buying new

Re-ward Club launches in Richmond

Re-ward Club officially launched in Richmond on 12th May at the Richmond May Fair. Residents of Richmond are being encouraged to sign up to this new loyalty club that rewards customers who make do and mend.

In the sunshine, thousands of visitors to the fair found themselves walking around a lovely room, totally furnished by pre-loved items. All the items seen on the day could be bought from Re-ward Club partners Princess Alice Hospice , Richmond Furniture Scheme and William Wilberforce Trust.

Shoppers who sign up to The Re-ward Club will receive a token for every £10 they spend in supporting outlets, which can be saved up and converted into vouchers. The scheme rewards registered customers who buy goods or services, which are reused, repaired or recycled, from businesses that have enrolled. Richmond Council is taking part in a ‘Re-ward Club’ scheme with the West London Waste Authority. Members will receive a token for every £10 spent, with the first one given for a minimum spend of £4.50. Tokens can then be redeemed for vouchers to spend on reusable items in Re-ward shops.

Nine local organisations have signed up to Re-ward. They are: Richmond Furniture Scheme, Hounslow Furniture Recycling Project, The William Wilberforce Trust, Memphis Music, Lovers Lights, Blue Gnome Computers, M+S Hire, Giant Bikes and Princess Alice Hospice. It is hoped the scheme will grow and the Council is appealing for businesses which fulfil the criteria to sign up to the project which aspires to encourage more people to think about cutting down on waste.

Cllr Virginia Morris,Richmondcouncil Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We’re delighted to launch Re-ward Club and hope residents, charities and local businesses embrace it. Many items that could still be used are thrown into landfill on a daily basis. We have many businesses and services in the borough that specialise in reused goods and we want to help promote them and the ethos behind reusing and repairing items. Buying things like furniture and clothing on a second-hand basis represents superb value for money, saves items from going to waste and offers people the opportunity to purchase unique goods. In a time of increased awareness of the benefits of recycling and in an era of austerity we believe the scheme is a great way to help people re-use and gain a financial reward as well. We need more businesses to support the scheme and hope many residents who visited the Re-Ward Club stall at the Richmond Fair on Saturday learned more about it and have joined up.”

Sign up to Re-ward Club today.

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