Flick has visited a not-for-profit community project that takes unwanted items and either sells or donates them to people who are often in need.
Pre-Loved Treasures based in New Road, Swanmore, was started during the Covid lockdown in the spring and has been a great success.
It takes unwanted items donated by the community and asks for a financial donation from those who wish to take the items. However, if the recipient can’t afford anything, then the item is in turn ‘donated’ to them. Any money made is donated to other charities.
Flick met with the project’s leaders Maria Dores and Carl Channon and volunteer Steve Powell last week. Local county councillor Roger Huxstep was also there.
“This is a really lovely community-based project that is helping those in need by recycling unwanted items and I would like to thank Maria, Carl and their volunteer team for all they have done to be a real help and an inspiration to their community during these difficult times,” said Flick.
“We have a tough winter ahead and for local people to be able to go to this shop, find good quality items and either donate a little or simply receive them will help many who are struggling in the run up to Christmas.
“If anyone has unwanted items for the project, then please get in touch with Pre-Loved Treasures on Facebook.”
At the time of the visit, the shop had on display wedding dresses, many local school uniforms, plus a wide variety of other clothes, toys and various ornaments.