Having outgrown their facility in Borehamwood, the founder of a charity which has delivered millions of pounds worth of goods was "hugely excited" to move into their new home in Watford.

Goods for Good, a charity set up in 2014 by Rosalind Bluestone, supports vulnerable people all around the world by delivering unused stock to people in need.

To date the charity has delivered over £21 million worth of donated goods globally to vulnerable people in need in the UK and 24 countries overseas, including eastern Europe, former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Africa, and the Philippines.

The move to Watford is great news for Goods for Good and its army of volunteers because the bigger space means the charity now collect more stock.

Watford MP Dean Russell was on hand to officially open the doors to Goods for Good's new home on Friday.

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Ms Bluestone said: "The move to Watford marks a significant milestone for the charity. With more space, we are able to scale up the rate at which we collect unsold goods from industry and preloved items from the community.

"Previously, we had to restrict the volume of goods we were able to receive and limit the number of volunteers who could work safely within government guidelines for social distancing, at any one time.

"The new premises in Watford gives us more capacity to sort and categorise items as they come in and allows us to quickly respond to community appeals, easily locating and despatching what they need."

The pandemic has meant Goods for Good has been supporting people closer to home this year.

With thanks to the National Lottery community fund and funding from Comic Relief, the charity has been able to increase its activities supporting more weekly requests from UK charities supporting vulnerable people, such as emergency foodbanks, housing associations and asylum seekers’ drop-in centres.

"Working with 30 UK organisations who support the country's most vulnerable people, in the past six months, Goods for Good has reached more than 27,000 recipients with hygiene goods, clothing, food, sleeping bags and bedding.

These are people that are homeless, isolated, single parent families, people with mental health issues and refugees and asylum seekers.