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Over the past few months HEON has been working to make a difference to the local community by finding new homes for furniture and equipment the University of Surrey no longer requires. This was a collaborative project from several of the teams at the university. A wide range of equipment was donated including office chairs, desks, iPads, and science equipment.

Pieces of Office Furniture

Schools Supported

The initiative was developed by Thamasin Young who is one of the HEON team. The concept was developed after seeing several office refurbishments taking place resulting in usable equipment needing a new purpose. Thamasin said:

This has been a great opportunity to provide support to our schools with challenging budgets, whilst also reducing unnecessary waste.  Word is spreading and interest is coming in across all our priority regions – this demonstrates a clear need

Thamasin Young – HEON Partner Officer

To find out more about the project please visit the news article written by the University of Surrey


If you are from one of the schools and colleges supported by HEON or the University of Surrey WPO team and would like further information on how to be added to the distribution list for further donations then please contact Thamasin by sending an email to