Stories from the Scrapstore


April 15, 2020

Work and Play Scrapstore has taken the government’s plea to heart, to Stay Home, Save Lives and Protect the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, by galvanising its members and volunteers to sew urgently-needed scrubs for hospitals across South London.

Scrapstore Trustee Gill Upton started making facemasks for Mildmay Hospital in Shoreditch in March, then together with Scrapstore member Sarah Trindle j...

Over the years Work and Play Scrapstore has worked with many community artists to help add colour and creativity to Hazelhurst Estate where our premises are. 

Airborne Mark is one. You can’t help but notice the large chameleon that graces an entire side of our building, designed and implemented for us by Airborne Mark. Completion of the work was interrupted for a whole week when Mark had to take pa...

March 21, 2020

Work and Play Scrapstore‘s two local community artists have been honoured in the annual BATCA (Balham & Tooting Community Association) Awards.

Made to 11 outstanding  individuals and teams for their service to the community, Scrapstore’s Weavie Stevie and Jayson Singh (pictured above) have been recognised in the arts category for their fantistic work on the Hazelhurst Estate in Tooting, where we ar...

February 2, 2020

Scrapstore has been busy rebuilding the second of the two Towers of Summerstown, brick by brick, with the help of residents, the public and its members.

They came together to decorate a (foam) brick using our repurposed materials to create a 15-block-high tower which replicated the 15-storey real thing.

The real thing are the two Towers of Summerstown on the Hazelhurst Estate, built over the site of...

December 10, 2019

At the end of November, we were delighted to pop along to the Early Years Centre at Siward Road and get crafty with lots of childminders with their tots.

We made loads of sparkly festive projects....Dangling CD snowflakes, pom-pom trees, frosty snowmen and beautiful baubles.  All of the materials used were saved from landfill or incineration and all of the creative ideas came from our wonderful vol...

December 10, 2019

We're so proud of our latest Jayson Singh masterpiece outside the Scrapstore!  In the autumn, Jayson completed his hard work to make another mural as a landmark so we can be seen from the Smallwood Road side of Hazelhurst Estate.  His new piece is called 'Teamworking Conveyor' and reflects the spirit of the Scrapstore volunteers and local residents: working together to keep our lovely little chari...

December 3, 2019

 What a spread!  Laid on by our Trustees and volunteers to celebrate the sign off of our 2018-2019 Annual Report and Accounts.

On 26 November, we had a wonderful celebration with volunteers and friends to highlight our achievements during the previous financial year:

  • 30,400 people (est.) from all sectors of the community benefited from our materials through membership, our outreach wor...

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