The Mayor of Ramsgate, Patricia Moore, attended the grand reopening of The ScrapStore on Wednesday 14th June. The reopening event was part of the Great Big Green Week, the UK’s biggest celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
GOLD Project Manager, Fiona Wonford, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people from our local community at the reopening, from crafters and artists to supporters of East Kent Mencap. Thank you to the Mayor of Ramsgate for officially reopening The ScrapStore.”
The ScrapStore is an important green initiative for Thanet and Fiona explained: “We wanted to be involved with the Great Big Green Week, so hosting the reopening during this week was fantastic.”
Textile artist, Elspeth Penfold, went to the reopening and said: “It’s amazing to have The ScrapStore open again. It is a brilliant resource in Ramsgate for us all to reuse and a fabulous addition for a new Shared Reading project that I am developing with East Kent Mencap, which is supported by The Margate Bookie.”
The reopening event raised £259 which goes directly to supporting people with a learning disability to achieve what they want out of life.
The ScrapStore receives donations of unwanted craft products that are then sold to others to get creative. The project is run by a team of volunteers, it provides valuable work experience and volunteer opportunities for people with a learning disability.
The ScrapStore is located in Foresters Hall, Meeting St, Ramsgate, CT11 9RT, and is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm. Find out more here.