Peter's Story

“I find it rewarding in many ways; good company, plenty of laughs, and the chance to help those in society who are in genuine and desperate need.”


Peter originally trained in stage management at RADA.  A colourful career followed, brushing shoulders with Ingrid Bergman whilst working in theatre and then on to the BBC in Studio Management working on shows such as the news.

A lifestyle change led him to run a market garden and from there he went on to train in furniture restoration, a highly skilled profession.

Peter has been volunteering one day a week for The Trussell Trust for over a year. His amazing skills are utilised in the workshop where donated furniture is restored and given a new lease of life ready to be sold in our furniture shops.

He explained: “My sister has worked for many years at The Trussell Trust as a volunteer and was my inspiration for putting my skills as a retired furniture restorer to good use in The Trust’s furniture workshop.”

Peter enjoys being at The Trust where time can be devoted to spend on restoration that wouldn’t be available in a regular business environment.

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