Stories from the Scrapstore

 

Hazelfest #2 - our very own festival!

Our second 'Hazelfest' - mini green festival - on Hazelhurst Estate where we are based in Tooting was a huge success on Sunday 20th May. We were beyond thrilled to attract around 500 local Summerstown residents with our relaxed festival vibe. The event was even better than last year and we were delighted to again be part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe. The sun shone on the tower blocks as the estate was brought alive with a huge range of free arts and crafts activities, live dance and music performances, circus acts and participatory street art. The area in front of Hayesend House tower was transformed into a hive of activity with the King of Bling, giant bubbles, balloon modelling on stilts, m

Raining in Richmond

Our Scrapstore volunteers and staff love to get out and about and spread the word about what we do and how much fun we have with volunteering, making and collecting. On Saturday 13th May, we joined 100s of other charities and good causes at Richmond May Fair on Richmond Green to tell people about us and to fund-raise for the Scrapstore to help us to continue our super outreach activities including workshops at other charities and schools, Hazelfest and other artful reuse events for the local community. We had a blast and managed to sell lots of stuff in spite of the rain that drenched us all afternoon! Thank goodness for the morning!.. We met lots of lovely people and made some good connec

#EdelmanChallengeDay

We were thrilled to be part of Edelman UK's Challenge Day on 3rd May. For one day, Edelman took a day out of the office to give back to the community, partnering with 24 diverse charities to volunteer and help out. A gang of 11 volunteers arrived promptly in the morning to undertake any weird and wonderful tasks we asked of them. Magnificent they were with all of the stuff they were happy to do: cutting, folding, winding, snipping, fetching and carrying, marketing and preparing for workshops with local children. We got 10 days work done in one! The lovely people certainly brought the weather with them and enjoyed a fantastic picnic on our estate. In true Scrapstore-style they found an ol

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