Nice day for a Wight wedding

Posted on the 5th June 2018

At the Isle of Wight’s Storeroom2010 charity, a short period of work experience for Steve ended up changing his life more than he could have imagined.

Steve began a work experience placement at Storeroom2010 in early 2014.  He loved the environment in the shop and, after the trial, stayed on as a volunteer.

During his time as a volunteer with Storeroom2010 he became a highly valued member of the team. When a position became available in November 2015, Steve successfully applied and began working as the charity’s Shop Manager.

This job was a new beginning for Steve, and came a decade after he was last employed. But it wasn’t the end. While working at the charity he met Kathryn, another volunteer. They immediately hit it off, and the happy couple married in 2017!

The second chance Steve enjoyed at Storeroom2010 has helped him to transform his life. It’s a fitting end to our #Every2ndcounts campaign that celebrates the impact on reuse on individuals and society.

Thanks to everyone who took part and your support.

In 2017, across the UK we helped 1.5 million households save almost £436m. We prevented 125,600 tonnes of CO2 being produced, and saved a further 117,450 entering the waste stream.


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