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Moray Fresh Start Registered SCIO is committed to relieving hardship and improving the conditions of life for people in Moray. Whilst our main aim is to alleviate the pressures on people who have been housed from a homelessness situation, there are other circumstances in which we also assist. For example, people who are coming home from hospital and require some household items to enable them to return home.

We can only function due to our hard working volunteers and the generous donations we receive.

The charity was launched on 25 January 2008. The project took off right away – we had our first application for a Starter Pack before the January launch! The demand for our services was overwhelming and has been constant since 2008.

In 2013 Moray Fresh Start was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We are proud to be judged as the best in an impressive galaxy of volunteering talent.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2013 is bestowed on MFS

"You have been judged as the best in an impressive galaxy of volunteering talent. Your achievements prove that volunteering is embedded deep in our nation's DNA. At grassroots level in communities across the land, there are millions of citizens identifying and tackling issues and problems that affect our society in all kinds of ways and you are the finest examples of democracy in action, giving selflessly of time and effort to make our country better for everyone."

Martyn Lewis, CBE
Chair, QAVS Awarding Committee
Cabinet Office


We can accept pre-booked donations and would be grateful for offers of any of the following lightly-used items:

  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Bath mats
  • Pedestal mats
  • Glass tumblers
  • Small casserole dishes
  • Saucepans
  • Frying pans
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Double sheets and duvet covers
  • Girls duvet covers
  • Pillow cases