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Ipswich Refurbishment Centre

Our Main Refurbishment Centre and Head Office

Refurbishment Centre Manager: Trevor Maynard

Office Manager: Jonny Green

Volunteering Coordinator: Paul Daley

Phone: 01473 210220 

Email: post@twam.uk

Address: 2 Bailey Close, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate,

Ipswich.  IP2 0UD

Opening times: 8am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

We're the main TWAM centre accommodating both a refurbishment workshop, warehouse and head office.  All our containers are despatched from Ipswich.  Over 60 people volunteer with us regularly and we always welcome new people. 

 

There is plenty of parking outside, we have male, female and disabled toilets and a nice canteen area.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are always available and volunteers can take a break whenever they want.  

Pictures of the Centre

Our main building
Our main building
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Our canteen
Our canteen
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Our building again
Our building again
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Charlie refurbishing vices
Charlie refurbishing vices
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The Haberdashery team hard at work
The Haberdashery team hard at work
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A container ready to go to Uganda
A container ready to go to Uganda
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An overview of the warehouse
An overview of the warehouse
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Colin driving our van
Colin driving our van
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The Knitting team hard at work
The Knitting team hard at work
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Trevor Maynard

Trevor

Refurbishment Centre Manager

What attracted you to working for TWAM and this role in particular?

I personally considered it an honour to be able to get involved with something which changes people's lives and when I saw this role, I knew I had the skills which I could bring to TWAM to make a difference.

What do you think your volunteers find most rewarding about volunteering at your centre?

I think that they also love the feeling that they are making a big difference to someone's life.  In addition, though, it's the banter and the camaraderie and for many the chance to socialise with other people for a few hours.

What do you find the most rewarding, and also the most challenging about working with the volunteers in your centre?

We have a diverse group of volunteers from all walks of life with amazing tales and life experiences and it's so encouraging to see how they step up when needed to fill a container.  The challenging part is that they are all volunteers so staffing levels can vary wildly and planning can be challenging!

What do you think are the benefits of volunteering?

It gives people a sense of purpose in a diverse friendly environment.  The end goal is to change people’s lives so it gives volunteers a very satisfied feeling

Finally, in a few words, why do you think people should volunteer for TWAM?

The realisation that volunteering can change lives, that they are making a difference and that anyone has something to offer however small it may be