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700 items swapped as Wrexham Clothing Exchange goes from strength to strength!

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2019.

The cold and snowy November weather didn’t put off swappers this month, who turned out to exchange more than 700 items of clothing.

The monthly clothing exchange, which takes place at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub, aims to reduce the impact of fast fashion and help combat climate change.

During the event swappers have the chance to bring clothes they no longer need and exchange them for something else.

Now in its third month the event has gone from strength to strength, with more than 700 items swapped at the start of November – meaning more items of clothing have been saved from landfill.

Speaking about the event, Wrexham Clothing Exchange organiser, Sharon Rogers said: “Considering the day was the day the snow came down, to get the same amount of people as last time is a tremendous result.

“We know it was tough for people to get in, we had two volunteers who sent pictures of how snowed in they were. A huge thanks to everyone who braved the weather to come and join in with the exchange.

“We had a great day and hope you did too. Massive thanks to our volunteers who worked hard all day for the love of the cause – couldn’t do this without them.

She added: “As mentioned before much thanks to our volunteers, but also we’d like to extend thanks to Gareth Jones, Carl Turner, Pete Rogers, Lizzie Stone and all at The Wrexham Enterprise Hub for their support as well as being our venue; Tony Eccles from Prime Lens Photography; Jayne Francis-Headon from Live Green with Rosadonna for clothing repairs; Abode Above and Sports Direct for the loan of clothing rails.

“Also our friends at King Street Coffee Company and Bank Street Social Wrexham who again kindly supported our the event by offering 50% off their hot drinks for our swappers; Andrew Parker and AWP Services for their help with logistics and coming to the rescue when a volunteer’s van broke down.”

The next event will take place at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub on Saturday 7th December.

For further information contact: Sharon Rogers on 07947 068 678 or by emailing wrexhamclothingexchange@gmail.com. Details are also on the “Wrexham Clothing Exchange” Facebook page.

Photo: Prime Lens Photography


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