London 2012 bedroom

Thousands of pieces of furniture left over from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralypmics are being offered to charities, schools, community groups and start-up companies for free or at a steep discount. To receive them organisations simply have to explain why they deserve to receive them.

They are being made available via a website by The Remains, the company which last year offered one million pieces of former Olympic fixtures and fittings for sale to individuals and organisations in the UK and internationally. Charities acquired some of these for various uses, such as beds for a hostel, sofas for a day centre for adults with learning difficulties, and chairs for a community centre.

The vast majority of items still available have come from the Athletes’ Village. They include garden furniture which was originally sourced from John Lewis.

How to apply for legacy items

To qualify, organisations should use the website to introduce their organisation, explain what it does and say why they need the furniture.

A panel of judges, including former paralympic swimmer Tim Reddish, who won silver medals at the Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney Games, and Paul Levin, head of operations for Legacy Remains, will then decide which of the applicants is most deserving.

Successful applicants will receive their items free of charge. Unsuccessful applications will then be offered the chance to buy their items “at vastly reduced prices”.

The closing date for receiving enquiries is 27 July, the first anniversary of the beginning of the Olympics. Deliveries will take place from August into September.

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0 thoughts on “Greg Stier on Halloween”

  1. I understand the idea of not being so legatistical that we hide away and as Stier writes ‘play bible trivia’ and that we should use it as an opportunity to share the gospel BUT the very fact that I did not agree to celebrate Halloween with my friends and their children gave me an opportunity to explain some of my beliefs that otherwise would have been lost. Are Christians in danger of being so eager to engage with their culture that there is virtually no obvious distinction between them and anyone else? We are called to be set apart so that others will see Christ and be drawn to know him.

  2. To be honest, it doesn’t bother me one way or other. There’s lots about halloween that is simply mindless fun. Whether that means people are blindly stumbling into darker things I don’t know!

    We have to avoid remaining in a church ghetto, just doing church things, just having church friends, sheltering ourselves and our kids from all non-christian life.

    Do the children of christian parents that leave the church do so because a) “real” life comes as a shock to their sheltered lives or b) too much time spent in the world as they grow up turns their heads away? Another debate here methinks

    so halloween or not, I don’t know, I just don’t want it to be another reason why the christian life looks boring, not fun, prudish etc….

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