Successful clothes events
Halton was THE place to be for clothes events on Saturday March 19th!
The Children’s Nearly New Sales at The Centre @ Halton in the morning was a great success. With 22 full tables and large numbers of people – not far off 200 – coming from all over the area, it was a very busy morning of sales.
With great cakes and snacks and a raffle too, it was a very good opportunity for The Centre to add funds – over £400 – to its refurbishment budget. Many thanks to all the volunteers and helpers for their support and hard work.
Then, on to Halton Mill for a busy and successful clothes swap event and a new People’s Cafe.
All proceeds will go to Lancaster and Morecambe City of Sanctuary, a group of volunteers supporting and welcoming refugees, running education activities, and campaigning to ensure that this area does its fair share in providing sanctuary to people fleeing war and persecution.
Lancaster People’s Café is a new initiative normally based in Lancaster, running regular ‘pop-up cafes’. At these events volunteers cook and prepare ‘intercepted food’, that is, food that has been mislabelled or is within its sell by date but is about to be thrown away, and it’s given away on a ‘pay as you can, take what you need’ basis – so people with funds pay normal café prices, and people without funds are encouraged to feel welcome to take what they need.
Halton Mill was very excited to be welcoming visitors to their first out of town pop up café!