VIDEO: Transition Chichester swap shop

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ODDS were exchanged for ends at a Transition Chichester swap shop.

Everything from clothes, books, kitchenware and garden tools was brought to an event held at a bustling St Paul’s Church in Chichester on Saturday.

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A busy church hall at St Pauls during the Transition Swap Shop.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140486-1 SUS-140419-173546004

C140486-1 Chi Transition phot kate A busy church hall at St Pauls during the Transition Swap Shop.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140486-1 SUS-140419-173546004

The group, which is interested in the economy, environment, energy and food aims, holds the event to help people save money and stop the items going to landfill.

Julia Sander, a Transition Chichester volunteer who helped to organise the event, said: “People bring stuff that is good quality but they have no use for. They can take away anything that is useful for them.

“Often your clutter is someone else’s treasure.

“Sometimes people find it a little strange when money isn’t involved.

“But the main reason we do it is for waste reduction.”

Claire Wallace organised this year’s swap shop.

“This has been our third year,” 
she said.

“There is always such a nice atmosphere because people don’t have to use money.”

The charity Stonepillow was also at the event, selling high-quality second-hand furniture to raise money for the homeless.

 

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