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Nisa DHL Scunthorpe supports charities across UK with cages donation

Nisa / DHL recycles roll cages in donation that will help charity In Kind Direct get goods to charities more efficiently.

Donated cages are already in use at the In Kind Direct warehouse

Thousands of charities are set to benefit indirectly from a generous donation of roll cages from Nisa / DHL to In Kind Direct’s warehouse in Telford.

Nisa / DHL Scunthorpe recently refreshed their mechanical handling equipment, and used the opportunity both to recycle and to support In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities.

The 53 roll cages will be put to good use at In Kind Direct’s warehouse, to help sort goods in a newly built mezzanine area, before they go out to charities. The donation will enable In Kind Direct’s warehouse workers and volunteers (most recently groups from Lloyds Banking Group and Pentland Brands plc) to increase the throughput of donated goods.

The cages donation has been particularly invaluable in helping to sort and deliver all the orders in time for the festive period at the end of 2014.

In Kind Direct was founded by HRH, the Prince of Wales, in 1996 to take donated goods from some of the UK’s biggest companies and redistribute them to not-for-profit organisations working in the UK and abroad. To date 6,900 charities have benefited by receiving products from In Kind Direct.

Steve Murray, In Kind Direct’s Head of Logistics & Production, said:

“Some of our donations come in very mixed or loose. Now our staff and volunteers can sort stock into the roll cages and the warehouse staff can roll them straight to the pick faces for fulfilling the individual orders. This will cut out a lot of wasted time before the charities can get the goods.”

Although In Kind Direct’s operation looks like a standard fulfilment service there are plenty of unusual challenges that increase the complexity of everyday tasks. Any saving on essential equipment means more money can be spent on delivery of the service to charities in the network. In turn these charities are able to save money on the essential goods In Kind Direct provides, helping them to develop thriving communities.

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For more information on In Kind Direct please contact: Rachel Butler, Marketing and Communications Manager 0300 30 20 200 or email marketing@inkinddirect.org.

About In Kind Direct

  • In Kind Direct provides a one-stop solution for companies with goods to donate, providing the infrastructure to accept large quantities of goods and then store, sort and deliver them directly to charities in its network.
  • In Kind Direct was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996. Since then In Kind Direct has distributed £130 million worth of goods from 940 companies.
  • Over 6,900 UK based community and voluntary organisations have received products from In Kind Direct, helping millions of people in need every year.
  • In Kind Direct supports a hugely diverse range of charities, including youth charities, disabled groups, community nurseries, hospices, overseas relief charities, homeless shelters, refuges and elderly welfare groups.
  • Charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and community groups can all register for free via the website www.inkinddirect.org to benefit from the service.
  • Individuals and companies interested in supporting In Kind Direct should visit www.inkinddirect.org to find out more.
  • Click here to watch In Kind Direct’s video.