Recycling lumber, Reducing landfill, Restoring lives

Taking lives and goods that others would discard, and provide the means to see those lives and goods renewed and become a valued part of our community

Recycling lumber,

Reducing landfill,

Restoring lives

Recycling lumber,

Reducing landfill,

Restoring lives

A new registered charity for South Essex working to change lives by helping to relieve unemployment and poverty

New Life Wood – Supported by local churches, we will be providing work placement opportunities in the communities for people who find it difficult to access the job market and often fall into poverty, especially those with a past history of offending; mental health problems and, if possible, others who struggle to gain employment because of past problems.

Through this work experience in our not for profit wood recycling project we will offer them training, mentoring and life/employment skills as well as day to day money management support and guidance.

Box making demo in 30 sec

Making a box in less than 30 seconds...Paolo giving a demo of how we make our storage crates. They're assembled using only workshop off-cuts of recalimed scaffold boards, joists and floor boards - that's double recycling! Available in our shop.

Posted by The Wood Store - Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project on Friday, 10 June 2016

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As a registered charity, all of our profits will be re-invested back into the project. All donations and financial gifts received will mean that we will be able to offer more work placement opportunities, train more volunteers, collect more waste wood, reduce landfill further and positively change and restore more lives in the local community. Your support and donations really will make a difference.

To make a donation please send a cheque payable to: New Life Wood’ and post to: Wat Tyler Park,
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, SS16 4UH. You can also donate by electronic transfer (BACS) – please email: and our New Life Wood account details will be forwarded to you.

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“I volunteer for New Life Wood where I can really make a difference for those struggling with poverty and unemployment, and who deserve a second chance.”

Colin, Rochford

“I think the work that New Life Wood will be doing to help positively change people lives and protect the environment is nothing short of inspirational”

Diane, Leigh on Sea

Latest News

Help make a difference

We have a variety of volunteer roles available. All we ask is a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week, and a willingness to be flexible and part of a friendly team. Please email: for more information, or call...

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Open for business!

We are delighted to announce that New Life Wood are now open for business from our new site at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea. We stock firewood, logs and kindling for the cold winter months ahead. We also stock a range of soft wood, hard wood and wooden pallets...

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Fundraising Events

Details of upcoming fundraising events will be posted here. Please keep checking back and our facebook page at LifeWoodEssex for details of further fundraising events planned.

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