Press Release

Date: 10 August 2015


UK's First National Restoration Day Launched by Preloved

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The UK's first national Restoration Day is taking place on Saturday 22nd August 2015, launched by the UK's second largest classified ad site, The Preloved community is passionate about everything to do with the second hand market, from finding a bargain in their local area, to hunting out much loved antique treasures nationwide.

Second hand isn't second best, and Preloved believe it is important to encourage buyers and sellers to re-use and recycle items to help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill every year. Second hand items can be found on Preloved nearly new, but for those that need a little TLC, you can restore items back to value whilst saving yourself money in the process, and this is what Restoration Day is all about.

The Preloved community already celebrate the joy of second hand every year on National Second Hand Day, and the Preloved team often shares inspiring upcycling ideas, but Preloved wants to promote the value that can be found in restoration. With over 13,000 classic cars, and 12,000 pieces of antique furniture and collectibles advertised for sale, Preloved is keen celebrate the value in restoring, refinishing, refurbishing and "reloving" period items back to their former glory.

During the run up to the day, members and visitors will be able to enjoy:

  • Inspiring restoration articles written by experts in the antiques, property renovation and classic cars industries
  • Annual Preloved membership deals, so members can get a head start in their restoration journey
  • Heaps of restoration ideas across the Preloved blog and social by the Preloved community including an exclusive twitter chat

Restoration Day has been kindly sponsored by leading UK delivery comparison website, Restorers will be able to take advantage of the 10% discount on any delivery arranged through AnyVan on the day. Preloved will also be running a competition in partnership with AnyVan, with an un missable get-away prize - members will simply have to share their restoration successes to enter.

Preloved urges all those interested in Restoration Day to follow them on Twitter and Facebook to ensure they are kept up to date with the exciting upcoming events set to celebrate the UK's first ever national Restoration Day.


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Notes to Editors

Preloved is the UK's most trusted online Marketplace. Started in 1998, Preloved has grown to become the UK's leading second hand website with hundreds of thousands of adverts in over 500 categories. Each month the site attracts over 5 million unique visitors. As a community-based advertising site, it has over 6 million registered members. Preloved is ranked amongst the top 250 most visited sites in the UK. 

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