After a bumpy couple of years following a serious fire and two major moves, Swindon Children’s Scrapstore is back on track and going from strength to strength.
The charity is now open for longer at Unit 2, Bramble Close, Elgin Industrial Estate, from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm.
For many years Scrapstore has been an essential resource for schools, pre-school and youth groups, as well as individual members.
Using the strapline ‘making waste things play things,’ the organisation is committed to reducing waste and recycling materials, much of it obtained from businesses.
Scrapstore manager Olivia McCann thanks Lisa Wilson of M4 Van Services. Photo: Richard Wintle of calyxpix.com
Reusable materials, such as household paint, tiles, lino, carpet, paper, picture frames, fabric, foam, stationery, art and craft materials, IT equipment and office furniture are put to good use, and diverted from landfill.
Scrapstore made an appeal last year for help to get its van back on the road so it could continue collection of waste materials. Having spent most of its reserves on moving base twice, the £1,500 cost was beyond them.
M4 Van Services stepped in to undertake the work at cost, returning the vehicle in full working order with a year’s MOT certificate.
The firm also arranged for the van to be sign-written with the Scrapstore logo on both sides to help raise awareness of the charity.
David Hyde, service manager, said: “The M4 Group was glad to help out such a worthwhile cause, and thank Scrapstore for providing such a wonderful service to the community.”
For details of Scrapstore, call 01793 513982 or see scrapstore.co.uk