1. ITV Report

Hollywood actor Michael Sheen visits Rhondda re-use charity Toogoodtowaste

Welsh Hollywood actor Michael Sheen is visiting a social enterprise and recycling charity in Rhondda Cynon Taff to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Sheen said it was "his pleasure" to visit Toogoodtowaste, which was set up by Lynda Davies to help low-income families furnish their homes.

Now teams of volunteers join staff to fix electrical goods before selling them on at their two shops.

They also offer discounted goods for those in financial need.

For many of the volunteers, it offers a chance to develop skills that can lead to full-time employment.

The Welsh Hollywood actor said it was a pleasure to visit the charity. Credit: ITV News / Megan Boot

In the last ten years, Toogoodtowaste has:

  • Supported more than 1,500 volunteers
  • Saved more than 2,500 tonnes of waste from landfill
  • Customer-selected more than 230,000 items

In 2014 we provided over 280 free furniture packages, supported over 280 volunteers and placements and re-used over 450 tonnes of household items that would have otherwise been destined for landfill. Over 53,000 items were sold and selected for re-use.

– Toogoodtowaste