A Lot of Give and Take on Saturday

For our fifth Give and Take Day, Sustainable Bungay returned to the Community Centre in Upper Olland Street, where between 10 and 1 on Saturday a steady two-way stream of clothes, furniture, childrens’ toys, kitchenware, tools and garden equipment came and went with the Givers and Takers (most people doubled as both).

The SB Give and Take crew did everything from pick ups and deliveries to press and publicity and the provision of soup, cakes and refreshments aswell as manning the door and the tables and being on hand to provide information. We also took the odd moment off to sit in the sun!

And this time there was more: a free bicycle maintenance workshop with Richard Simpson from Mutford in the next room. A display of the work of Emmaus in Ditchingham. For the hardworking organisers (all voluntary) a delicious lunch of spicy soup and focaccia, provided by Happy Mondays Community kitchen.

And we were all thrilled by the new A-boards made by Roger for use at all our events – both extremely useful and handsome. Thanks Roger.

Among the main aims in putting on the Give and Take Days is to reduce waste in general and prevent stuff going to landfill in particular. This time only a couple of pieces of furniture went to the dump. And to the landfill? Only the bag Eloise is holding in her hands.

All packed up with the room swept and ready to go. The Give and Take crew sans Daphne who was at the bike maintenance workshop until 4.

Photos by Mark Watson