The charity Work and Play Scrapstore celebrated its re-launch this week by holding a tea party in its new premises in Tooting to thank to its key supporters, including special guests Sadiq Khan MP and Angela Graham, Mayor of Wandsworth.
Lucy Hadfield, Chair of Trustees, thanked those assembled who had supported the charity for over 25 years, particularly Elizabeth Bull who was the first chair and is still a valued volunteer.
After enjoying a tour of the new premises and the treasures it offers, Mayor Angela Graham thanked the Scrapstore and its volunteer staff, for their hard work over the years and the amazing achievement of getting everything up and running, and better than ever, in its new location.
Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, described the charity as ‘bursting with energy and ideas for the future’.
“The scrap store does a fantastic job of promoting recycling in a really fun and imaginative way and although they are already working with lots of schools and community organisations, it is important to spread the word. Their selection of materials is incredible – I hope lots more people choose to get involved.”
Work and Play has high hopes for the future, with plans to double the number of members next year, looking further afield than Wandsworth for new subscribers. It will also invest in management systems such as Office 365 in the cloud, which is very low cost for charities.
You can read more about Work and Play here.