MARIANNE CASH, BCAc & JULIAN CASH, BCAc
Marianne and Julian Cash believe that everyone should be able to live in a comfortable and safe home and it is unacceptable that some children and families do not have a place to call home.
To combat this they formed the charity, Community Furniture Aid which fully furnishes homes for the poverty stricken, needy and previously homeless. Without their commitment, the charity would not have survived and in the last four years alone over 500 individuals and families have benefited from the dedication of this duo. They lead the charity by example: there are no jobs they are not prepared to get involved with, from house clearances, to washing clothes and bedding at their own house.
Their input, insight and determination are helping the very poorest in their community. They now offer fresh food parcels as part of the Fareshare Community and they undertake the 25-mile round trip weekly to collect items donated by supermarkets. They work closely with agencies and referring bodies such as social services, The Wallich, Womens Aid and the local council. These agencies use CFA as their first port of call, knowing that the needs of individuals or families will be met and their dignity restored.
Nominated by: Kevin Barr