When you think of re-use, an image of pop star Lady Gaga would not necessarily be the first to come to mind. But her eccentric fashion sense meant the American singer epitomised re-use last year when the foil material for one of her dresses came from the Suffolk Scrapstore.

I think the conference was an emotional time for everyone. Why would I say this? I think that for those of you attending it was the chance to be together, the chance to see some progress and feel perhaps our collective excitement, celebrating who we are.

ScrapstoresUK is one of only 25 charities selected from across the UK to benefit from professional filmmaking expertise to create films to help us promote the wonderful grass roots community support role that scrapstores provide to thousands of community organisations.

The 5th of November is set to be remembered for more than fireworks as its the date of the first ScrapstoresUK Conference and AGM.  Thanks to funding and support from The Tudor Trust and Worcester Rugby Club the event is set to establish a unique forum for discussion and information sharing. With so many Scrapstores across the UK affected by cuts in grants in funding many are looking for ways to stay economicaly viable.

Event on Playday*;  4 August 2010, 10-2pm at Potterfields Park between City Hall and Tower Bridge.

Announcing the forthcoming launch of scrapstoresUK the national support organisation for the 100+ scrapstores and Resource Centres across the UK.

ScrapstoresUK is keen to see parents swap the board room for the playroom in the park; in London and around the UK, where literally lorry loads of scrap materials are being provided to bring out the big kid in all of us.

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