Stories from the Scrapstore


November 13, 2019

One of our local collaborators, Plastic-Free Furzedown (PFF), works to motivate and educate people in their community to help eliminate single-use plastic.  As Christmas is approaching, PFF invited the Scrapstore to participate in a workshop to inspire residents to strive for a plastic-free Christmas celebration.  This fun event took place at Sprout Arts on November 6th.

Equipped wit...

November 13, 2019

We were thrilled to welcome a gang from Share Community Group to visit us on 11th July for a look around and a bit of shop, followed up by an arts and crafts workshop on 19th September.

Deborah and Jane raided our store for lots of wonderful junk with which to make selfies and portraits of admired people.  All sorts of scraps and bits and pieces - otherwise destined for the bin - were used to make...

October 8, 2019

With a gloriously sunny day as a backdrop, the long-awaited grand unveiling of the Blue Plaque commemorating Peter Barr - the Daffodil King - took place on 21st September at the entrance to Aboyne Estate at the intersection of Wimbledon Road and Garrett Lane.  

This project has been close to our hearts at the Scrapstore as our volunteer Berit Ahmad has been deeply involved in the artistic...

August 15, 2019

We have been so lucky over the past few months to massively increase our volunteering capacity through lots of lovely groups of Corporate volunteers coming to help us out for the day.

We thought it was time to list them all in our news stories to make sure our appreciation for all of their help and support is THANK YOU SO MUCH to:

NBC Universal

Bank of England



Pernod Ricard


August 15, 2019

We truly enjoyed being part of the Balham and Tooting Community Fun Day on 13th July.  This is a wonderful annual event promoting the coming together of  local people with all sorts of Tooting and Balham-based organisations who work with and in the community...stalls, rides, multicultural food, arts and crafts, health and well-being, sports, animals...

We were there with our partners...

August 9, 2019

We were thrilled to be part of the Wandsworth Childminder's summer programme, managed out of the Early Years Centre in Siward Road.

On 27th June we took all sorts of messy arts and crafts,, all themed around 'The Hungry Caterpillar' to the Early Years Centre and met lots of lovely tots and their Childminders.  We had such fun making, painting, sticking and colouring caterpillars and butterflies....

June 7, 2019

To celebrate volunteer's week and to thank our fantastic volunteers for all of their hard work, our lovely Trustee Niamh put on a fabulous posh tea as a special treat.  What fun we had on 6th June!

Everybody enjoyed hand-baked goodies including quiche, cakes (including Catherine's legendary banana bread), sandwiches and scones with jam and clotted cream...All was served on Niamh's beautiful inherit...

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