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Wrexham Clothing Exchange hands over swappers’ food and toiletries donations to ‘Given To Shine’

Wrexham Clothing Exchange have handed over food and toiletries donations to local food bank organisation, ‘Given To Shine’.

At the last ‘Swop Not Shop’, Wrexham’s clothing exchange became a new drop off point for the local community initiative.

Given to Shine is a local non-profit organisation that provides families with food donations. The group amongst other things provides basic essentials to those struggling to afford them, hands out toiletries and helps address period poverty.

Earlier this month the Wrexham Clothing Exchange, which takes place each month at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub, announced that it would provide a new donation drop-off point for the organisation.

“We’re happy to help ‘Given to Shine’ whenever we can, and we’ll be a donation point for them every month,” explained Sharon Rogers,
Wrexham Clothing Exchange founder.

“We love what they do. If anyone would like to bring toiletries and non-perishable food to our next event, it’s on February 8th 12-4pm at the Wrexham Enterprise Hub.”

Ms Rogers added, “Our last clothing exchange was our busiest yet with 127 swappers, 1407 garments donated, 920 garments checked out. According to fashion industry stats that’s somewhere between two and four tonnes of carbon saved.

“For food donations thanks to Hoya lens, Martin Rees Jewellers & AMP Accounting, volunteers and of course, our swappers.

“We’re grateful to the venue, Town Sq/Wrexham Enterprise Hub and its staff Carl Turner and Pete Rogers.

“Thanks to the volunteers whose hard work makes the event so special. Thanks to Abode Above for helping us pack up at the end and King Street Coffee for offers on hot drinks.

“We all agree it was another great day, an enjoyable swap and we look forward to the next one.”

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