Stories from the Scrapstore


Scrapstore Volunteers sew for the NHS

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 joined the burgeoning Dulwich Scrubbers group in early April busy sewing scrubs for Kings Hospital. Sarah and Gill formed the Wandsworth branch and the grouping morphed into South London Scrubbers. Since then, St George’s, St Christopher’s, Lewisham Covid-19 ward and Trinity Hospice have joined the

Community Art and Work and Play Scrapstore

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 part in an international competition in Bosnia. Luckily the weather held and the project was soon completed upon his return. Much to our amazement he continued the fantastic work, transforming what was a drab and rusty yellow entrance door into a work of art. It makes Work and Play Scrapstore much eas

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