A few years ago now, we launched a brand new Facebook group for people to gift their unwanted items away for free to other Harrow residents who might put them to good use.
Since its inception, Harrow Online Freebies has gained a modest following of over 4,700 members, most of whom are Harrow residents and use the platform regularly to see if there are any decent giveaways in the group. Although we encourage members not to use the group for financial gain, it’s worth noting that some of the items given away have been valued at over £1,000.
We wanted to give people a platform that will help the community, and in particular help people that are going through financial hardship. There are so many things that go to waste, many of which would be completely reusable and don’t need to be thrown away.
We took a look below at some of the more popular items given away via the Freebies platform.
Piano: “Fully working Yamaha Clavinova.”
This piano was given away for free on the group. This one didn’t last long, as you can imagine. Sometimes you have to be quick.
Vacuum Cleaner: “Fully working Dyson Upright vacuum cleaner.”
Vacuum cleaners and sofas are two of the more popular items that group members give away, this was was snapped up by one lucky member.
Fitness treadmill: “Manual treadmill”
A treadmill given away via Freebies. Getting fit doesn’t have to be expensive!
Wardrobe: “6 x 50cm wardrobe 2 metre height.”
There’s lots of wardrobes, cupboards and other furniture given away in the group. This one has lots of storage space.
Easter Egg: “Ferrero Rochet Egg, unwanted gift.”
Perfect for this time of year, this egg is one of the more expensive types also. Whoever claimed this was lucky!