Encore Environment welcomed charities and social enterprises from across the region to a special event at The Aviator Hotel in Northampton to introduce Project DIVERT and how it can support organisations in need.
Project DIVERT facilitates the connection between construction projects that have lots of reusable items, such as furniture, white goods, flooring, and ceiling tiles, and local charities in need of these items. Instead of items and materials being cast aside as waste and ending up in a skip, sometimes even landfill, Project DIVERT identifies what can be donated and through a unique database of beneficiaries connects those items to charities, social enterprises and community groups that can benefit from them! This is all free of charge to the charity and it is even delivered to them!
Following a presentation from Gavin Pilcher, Operations Director at Encore Environment about Project DIVERT, the charities were invited to ask questions about the donations and how it all works. The charity representatives also provided details of items that would really help their organisations, so they could be added to the Project DIVERT database for future donation opportunities.
A wonderful afternoon tea looking out over the airfield followed, which created a fantastic atmosphere and lots of conversation between guests. Encore Environment’s non-profit initiative ‘Waste Wise Kids’ was also spoken about and sparked the interest of many of the organisations with links to primary schools.
Rachel Rowley, managing director at Encore Environment said: “We were thrilled with the interest we had from our guests! Everyone was so appreciative to have been invited and to find out more about what we do. Many had never heard of us and were happy to have found out about us or had heard of us but didn’t fully understand what Project Divert is and how it could support them. Some charities in attendance are part of nationwide groups, so they will be passing on their details for us to include in our Project DIVERT database.”
We would like to thank The Aviator Hotel for hosting the event and to all that attended for such a joyous afternoon.
Encore Environment donated surplus afternoon tea cakes and sandwiches to Grangefield Care Home in Earls Barton.
For more information about Project DIVERT and how to be added to our beneficiaries database, please contact us here