Monday 25 September 2017

Award winning UK upcyler visits Emmaus North East

Cheryl Lumley Recycle Week 2017

North East Blogger of the Year winner Cheryl Lumley (allroundcreativejunkie.co.uk) from Low Fell recently visited Emmaus North East’s charity shop as part of a national upcycling challenge for Recycle Week (25th September – 1st October).

To celebrate this year’s Recycle Week Emmaus UK challenged five of the UK’s top upcycling bloggers to turn unwanted goods donated to Emmaus charity shops into new bespoke items.

On her visit to Emmaus North East Cheryl picked out a collection of vintage glassware, which she has tuned into jewellery stand ornaments. The one-off pieces will be sold to raise money for Emmaus North East’s work with homeless people across the North East.

Cheryl said: “I really believe in reusing and recycling whenever we can and upcycling is a great way to do that. We can change the use of items to make them useful again and to suit our own needs. I wanted to get involved with Recycle Week as it’s a fantastic way to promote this, and projects like this ensure that Emmaus can continue to support formerly homeless people though their communities.”

Now in its 14th year Recycle Week aims to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from around all around the home. Last year Emmaus communities across the UK recycled or reused 3202 tonnes of unwanted goods that would have otherwise gone to landfill.