Stories from the Scrapstore


We are 30!

On 5th December we had a winter party with friends old and new to celebrate 30 years since the beginning of Work and Play Scrapstore. Lots of people came to help us mark the occasion and to enjoy the delicious birthday cake, community weaving, party hat game, lucky dip and raffle. Thank you to everyone who came and to everyone who joined in with the fun! It was also a moment of goodbyes to our Chair of Trustees, Lucy Hadfield who has stepped down after a long and eventful period of time in the role. We are so grateful to Lucy for all of her support over the past few years. Scrappy's past is full of adventures and events...In 1986, two youth workers, Mike Neary and Maryse Dupin found that

Awesome Accenture!

We are thrilled to have had 11 extra volunteers helping us out for their team's Christmas volunteering day. On 12th December, members of the Accenture UK Finance team turned up bright eyed, ready for action and willing to help us with anything and everything. They cut, folded, wound, bagged, organised, washed, stacked, tied, shifted and guillotined... Nothing was too much trouble and they got through a mountain of work, making our junk ready for use by our members for their arts and crafts, performances, projects and creative play. What a brilliant team! We are so grateful for all of their help and keen interest in what we do. We do hope they enjoyed wearing our lovely green fleeces!

Rangoli club

On the last day of November, Jayson Singh our artist-in-residence, ran his Rangoli Inspired Painting Workshop as part of Christ’s school’s after-school Art Club programme. This opportunity was offered to compliment Art & Design subjects taught at the school, as well as providing a fun and relaxed practical activity. The workshop commenced with a very brief presentation about the origins of Rangoli Art. Within this time, Jayson had the chance to have a rough idea of whether the students had ever seen Rangoli before, and after a flattering array of impressive responses, the artist was relieved to then have very few knowledge gaps to fill. The knowledge gaps that were covered involved describin

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