Swindon Children’s Scrapstore is holding an Open Day & Fun Day on Saturday 20 August 2011, 10am – 3pm at: Unit 5, Bridgemead Business Centre, Bridgemead Close, Westmead, Swindon, SN5 7AU. We would like to invite the people of Swindon to come and visit the Scrapstore to see the projects we run and see the fantastic selection of items available for them at low cost.
Scrapstore has a vast array of materials to inspire your creativity. Come and see how we can enhance your craft and play activities. Scrapstore is a registered environmental charity and social enterprise run by the community for the community. ‘Turning Waste Things into Play Things’ through art, educational and recreational activities. Working with children, parents, child minders, play leaders and play professionals helping them learn about re-use and recycling.
Not only do you save money by joining and using us – you help the environment too. We have toys, kite material, paper, fabrics, ribbon, fake fur, leather, household paint, and lots, lots more plus a selection of arts and craft products for sale at very reasonable prices.
Other activities taking place on the day include:
· FREE ADMISSION
· FREE Creative Art & Craft Workshops
· Craft Stalls
· NEW – Tea / coffee Corner
· Children’s Tombola
· Bouncy Castle
· NEW – Scrappers Gym
We are inviting local people and community groups to contact us if they would like hold a stall at the Open Day & Fun Day event to promote their organisation or sell their products. If you are interested contact: Olivia McCann – Project Manager.
Scrapstore DIVERTS OVER 100 TONS OF REUSABLE REDUNDANT MATERIALS from landfill every year … back into reuse for the benefit of the local community.
Scrapstore is supported by a pool of local volunteers who are key in delivering the services we offer and their contribution is vital to our success.
Quote: Olivia McCann – Project Manager: “Scrapstore is far cheaper than art shops and DIY shops and we need local people to support the project by visiting our store and purchasing the wonderful resources available.We generate our income through memberships and sales so when you pay for your goods, you help to keep Scrapstore running”.
Opening Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 4pm and the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month 10am – 2pm. Tel: 01793 513982 www.scrapstore.co.uk
Scrapstore Projects Include:
The Reuse Centre: The Scrapstore is an Aladdin’s Cave of creative materials stimulating your imagination and breathing new life into discarded items. We have an array of wonderful resources including: paper, card, office stationery, books, leather, plastic tubs, carpet samples, rolls of fabric, foam, cards, children’s toys and much more.
Arts and Craft Shop: To complement the materials available in the reuse centre the art and craft shop sells a good range of quality products at affordable prices suitable for all ages for all your creative activities. We sell low cost children’s washable paint, brushes, modelling clay,scissors, coloured card, paper, glues, pipe cleaners, marker pens, stickers, felt tips, rulers, ribbon, glitter,tissue paper and much more!
Household Paint: The Community Re-Paint Scheme collects thousands of litres of new and unused surplus paint, varnishes and woodstains. For a donation of just £1 a litre, we redistribute it to local people to brighten up their homes, youth clubs, schools, playgroups and community halls across Swindon.
Creative Craft Parties: We have a large room available for hire so children can have amazing craft parties. Scrapstore will show you how to make magic out of recycled materials. Take away all the stress of running your kids birthday party at home.
Scrapstore Party includes 1.5 hours for up to 20 children, all creative materials, kitchen facilities, Party Bags (food not included) – £50 for up to 20 kids (1.5 hours). That’s just £2.50 per child.
Who uses Scrapstore?
We are open to the general public and support schools, community groups, child-minders, nurseries, colleges, students, youth groups, after school clubs, crafters, art and drama groups, to name a few with the provision of low cost creative materials.
Supporting Young People
We provide volunteering and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people aged 13-24 years old. We work with them to develop their key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation.
We aim to engage young people and raise their aspirations, channel potential and enable them to impact positively on their own communities using education, training and work based initiatives in a supportive and welcoming environment effecting life-long change.
For more information please contact Olivia on: Tel: 01793 513982 / 07739023290 or email: email@example.com