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Just what is a Scrapstore?
Local companies provide unwanted materials to Scrapstores thereby reducing the levels of waste going into landfills. First introduced in the 1970's there are now 90 scrapstores in the UK, with Scrappies in Church Stretton being the only one in Shropshire. Visit www.scrapstoresuk.org for information on scrapstores in the UK.
Membership of Scrappies is open to all giving them access to a multitude of items, including paper, card, plastics, fabrics, wool, glues, buttons, beads, craft items. etc.
'Short Breaks' Scheme - Using all materials from Scrappies' own stock, and having received a grant from the Shropshire Council 'Short Breaks' scheme, Lesley McKnight Scrappies' in-house Community Artist has organised approximately 80 workshops for young disabled people with special/additional needs over the past two years. Three creative art clubs for children with disabilities and special needs have been set up in Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Oswestry with 2 more clubs about to be launched in Pontesbury and Morda, Nr Oswestry.
Workshops - The 'Short Breaks' programme of activities runs concurrently with 'Scrappies' own programme of outreach workshops, which can be as many as 15/20 per year taking place all over Shropshire and neighbouring Counties.
'Scrappies' is also the venue for a Thursday night 'drop in' for local young people to work towards the Arts Council (England) Art Award. Outside normal school activities, children from the local Senior School take part in bronze, silver and gold awards which are accredited with UCAS points.
In the meantime work goes on in the Scrapstore with volunteers collecting, sorting, pricing & stacking items for sale. With all these activities and the continual receipt of scrap from various companies, Scrappies is badly in need of volunteer help. If you are interested in crafts, or want to be involved in a very worthwhile ecological scheme do get in touch with Lesley on 01694 328 508 or email info@scrappies,org