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Time to get suited and booted as inaugural Cullen Share session set to get under way

By Alan Beresford

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Cullen Community Centre is set to host the first Share Cullen event.
Cullen Community Centre is set to host the first Share Cullen event.

THE chance to support a new grassroots recycling project - and perhaps get a new wardrobe of clothes, besides - will be on offer when the inaugural Cullen Share event gets under way.

Saturday, April 20 from 10am-12 noon will see Cullen Community Centre open its doors for the first Cullen Share event offering the chance for people to swap clothes and shoes. The event will take place in the former nursery building to the rear of the centre.

For a suggested donating of £1, people can come along with their own shopping bag and help themselves to the items on offer. Donations of any size, style or age of clean clothes or shoes can also be made on the day. The proceeds from the donations will go to the community centre.

There will be teas and coffees available for £2 as well. Cullen Share is the brainchild of Anne Robertson and her neighbour, Margaret Griggs.

Anne said: “We’re both interested in the idea of recycling and reusing stuff, and people getting the most out of what they have. The Cullen Share idea was something we started talking about at the start of the year and here we are.

“It’s just the two of us at the moment, although other folk may come on board if the event proves popular. If it does, we’re hoping to do other events, although not monthly.

“The community centre have been great helping us organise Cullen Share and any money left over from the cost of the hall hire will be donated to them. We’re also grateful to the ladies who will be doing the teas and coffees.

“Joining us on the day will be Moray School Bank, who’ll have a rail of school clothing. We’re delighted they’re able to come along.

“We’re very grateful to Moray Climate Action Network for funding which has allowed us to buy some clothes rails to display our donations on.”

Donations of clothes and shoes prior to the event are most welcome and can be dropped off in the mornings at the community centre. Alternatively, for those who live in the Cullen/Portsoy area an uplift service is available. To access this, text Anne on 07890 599717, message the Cullen Share Facebook page or email cullenshare@gmail.com

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