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Give and Take event comes to Carlisle

[P]eople in Carlisle can pop along to a free Give and Take event on Saturday 1 July to grab a household freebie and give away unwanted items.  It’s like a jumble sale but free!

The Give and Take day will take place at the Trinity Area Community Trust (TACT), at Trinity Church Hall on Wigton Road, Carlisle, between 10am and 12 noon.  Anyone can come along and pick up any item for free.  It’s also an opportunity for householders to give away items they no longer need.  You don’t even need to bring something to donate in order to pick up a freebie.

Cumbria County Council is working with Sustainable Carlisle to bring this event to Carlisle after holding a number of these very popular events in other areas of the county.

Judith Bradshaw, a waste prevention officer at Cumbria County Council, said: “These events are a great way to save loads of useful items ending up as waste needing treatment by the council, what one person doesn’t need anymore can be just what someone else is looking for.”

Mark Lloyd of Sustainable Carlisle said: “Whether it’s clothing, sports equipment, old tools, a house full of toys, books, some dishwasher tablets, office equipment – bring it along – it might be just what someone else in our community is looking for!”

Anything left over will be donated to the Op Shops to sell in their charity shops in Carlisle.

Jon Greenwood of the Op Shops, said: “It’s a great opportunity to pick up something for nothing and use it rather than waste it.  We are very pleased to help.”

For further details please contact Judith Bradshaw, Waste Prevention Officer, Cumbria County Council, on 07768 724863, or Mark Lloyd of Sustainable Carlisle, email [email protected]

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