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Deck the halls with sustainable cheer: The Wood Yard’s unique Christmas gifts

Every purchase fuels the social enterprise’s mission to connect communities and help save the planet.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 13.12.2023

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As Christmas is drawing closer, there’s one place in Walker, Newcastle, that’s come out of the woodwork with a unique twist to the festive spirit – The Wood Yard.

Far from your typical social enterprise, Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC (AKA The Wood Yard) is not just about rescuing wood from the waste stream; it’s about reconnecting communities.

Behind this extraordinary venture is Beth McDonough, a visionary who sees more than just planks of wood; she envisions endless opportunities for rejuvenation, reinvention, and community spirit.

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WHAT THE WOOD YARD IS ALL ABOUT

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The Wood Yard, is more than what it says on the tin. They offer a wood recycling service to the construction sector and anyone else with waste wood while maintaining a strong commitment to social and environmental goals. In a world where sustainability is key, The Wood Yard stands out, competing against skip companies by not just recycling but reusing the timber they collect.

The range of services they offer, from training volunteers in woodworking to selling unique wooden items in their shop, reflects their commitment to connecting their community.

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This Christmas, as you contemplate the perfect gifts, consider the story behind the products from The Wood Yard. Their not-for-profit status means that every purchase fuels their mission: diverting wood from the waste stream and putting it to good use.

While The Wood Yard is, first and foremost, a community project, they understand the importance of reaching conscientious customers who prioritise quality over quantity. Their bespoke furniture and wooden products tell a story of rescue and sustainability, providing an opportunity for Christmas shoppers to contribute to a greater cause.

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And for those who want to support the The Wood Yard mission in a more tangible way, consider their firewood offerings. From rescued softwood to kindling and hardwood logs, they provide bulk deals with door-to-door delivery – the perfect gift for loved ones with log burners.

Not only does purchasing from The Wood Yard support its vision and mission, but it also helps combat climate change by preventing wood from ending up in landfills.

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CHRISTMAS AT THE WOOD YARD

Saturday 16th December from 10am – 4pm

The Wood Yard’s annual winter market is back. Expect a festive celebration featuring jewellery, art, ceramics, vintage clothing, and homeware – all crafted by local vendors.

Picture yourself sipping mulled wine by the fire pits, tucking into authentic empanadas, and browsing for unique Christmas gifts that carry a story of rescue and sustainability.

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THE WOOD YARD LUST LIST

Why not make this Christmas a bit different this year? Explore The Wood Yard’s online shop for distinctive gifts that go beyond the ordinary. From a bottle caddy to a vintage work jacket and pallet wood planter for keen gardeners, each purchase supports a community-driven enterprise that’s truly going against the grain.

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Pow Pots - £18.00

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Bell Cage Lampshade - £45.00

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Hardwood Logs - £12.50

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Vintage Pitch Pine Joist Solid Wood Bench - £180.00

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Vintage Work Jacket - £25.00

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Bottle Caddy - £15.00

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Medium Pallet Wood Planter - £105.00

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5" X 2" Timbers - from £4.05

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The Wood Yard, Welbeck Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 2PA

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