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

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

New Life Wood – Supported by local churches, we provide 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 offer them training, mentoring and life/employment skills as well as day to day money management support and guidance.

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Our Products

Click below to view a PDF of our latest hand crafted wood products!


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.

You can now support New Life Wood when you shop on for no extra cost!
Please click here to register.


“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

“… I really love coming here and making the new products from the old wood…”

“…it’s great learning new skills and meeting new people…”

“…Before coming to New Life wood I had really low self esteem, but now I have been able to learn new skills and regain my confidence…”

“…I was really struggling at home with no purpose - this will really help increase my confidence and hopefully help me get a new job in the long run…”