A very big thank you to you for all your hard work which made the Bring & Take on Saturday such a great success.
There were many people involved both before the event and on the day, all doing different but essential tasks. On the day 22 volunteers helped by setting up rooms and equipment, running activities, overseeing the Bring & Take, recording the items taken, sorting & clearing up, disposing of leftover items – it was a real team effort and the results speak for themselves. Even the weather played its part. The new community cafe was open and served delicious home-made cakes and refreshments during the event.
Over one thousand items were recorded as being taken for re-use, an important increase on the figure for our October Bring & Take. As usual, books proved to be very popular, accounting for a high percentage of the items taken. Our PAT testers were kept busy and certified all the donated electrical items as safe to re-use. A large proportion of the leftovers from the Bring & Take will also be re-used: the children’s books, CDs and DVDs were taken to West Oxford school for fundraising and three car boot loads were taken to charity shops. We were able to make a substantial donation of items to Orinoco Scrapstore for further re-use. The remainder was taken to Redbridge, where only a small proportion ended up in landfill.
Anyone who is interested in getting involved should contact us by following the link Contact Us.