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...

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...

September 27, 2018

The wind and rain didn’t stop hundreds of people visiting Veolia’s Wonder Day as part of Open House in Southwark on Saturday 22nd September...and our fab trustees Gill and Berit were there getting crafty  with our wondrous upcycled arts and crafts materials.  Veolia run Wonder Day each year to show people first-hand how recyclables and black bag waste is turned into new green products and energy....

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