For the benefit of anyone who has not yet come across them - you might be interested in DORSET RECLAIM.
They can normally take furniture (and many other household items, too) in good condition from you for redistribution around the area.
"Dorset Reclaim" is a charitable organisation, recycling furniture, based in Stanley Road, Bournemouth. They also
have a depot near the Poole Household Amenity Site on the Nuffield Industrial Estate.
The Charity is now in its fifth year and boasts a 5,700 strong donor base, with over 13,500 items of furniture being donated to date. The principle aim of Dorset Reclaim is to provide furniture and household items to those in need within the local community and has so far helped some 3,000 people in this way.
"Dorset Reclaim" also aims to provide opportunities for members of the local community to help in the day-to-day running of the organisation.Dorset Reclaim is dependant on a voluntary workforce, with a variety of jobs on offer, such as warehouse, driving, collection and delivery team members, client reception, office and administration, carpentry, electricians and IT to mention but a few.
Find out more, here: http://www.dorsetreclaim.org.uk/index.html