Giving and taking

Turns out Wanstead folk were rather keen on the idea of giving away stuff they didn’t want and, on the other hand, picking second hand stuff up for free. Alice Cunningham, co-ordinator of the Give and Take event on Saturday ( told Wansteadium that 380 people came through the doors, and they reckon five tonnes of reusable goods which would otherwise have ended up in landfill are now being used by someone else. “That is one of our busiest events on record, if not the busiest, so pretty successful by our reckoning.”
There’s another event this weekend at Baker’s Avenue, E17 – details here and here.