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A Blue Peter Badge for the Cone Exchange

We were thrilled to be invited to appear on Blue Peter alongside a group of crafty children from Hookstone Chase Primary School. Our very own Chris Powell was interviewed by presenters Radzi and Lindsey and explained about the Cone Exchange and how we reuse items that are destined for landfill. Chris was thrilled to be presented with his very own Green Blue Peter badge which will take pride of place with his MBE! 

We were on CBBC on Thursday 21st June at 5.30pm and its available on BBC I-Player now if you want to check it out.

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Love is in the air. Part one: Anna & Colin

Over the past few weeks we have had a number of customers visit the shop looking for inspiration for their weddings. Some are getting married soon, others have only just got engaged but all are looking for ideas and themes for their big day.  If you are looking for something different or are a keen recycler then we might just have some ideas for you. Look out for the next few installments all showing how you can recycle and repurpose Cone Exchange materials as part of your celebrations.

As you may remember from last Summer Anna shared snaps of her wedding planning using recycled materials from the Cone Exchange including beautiful handmade wedding invitations. Here are just a few of the lovely pictures she shared with us of her wedding day.

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Butterfly fun


Pauline Thompson, a waitress at Bettys Northallerton, shared this picture. She tells us ‘Here is my granddaughter Hettie and her friend making butterflies with Captain Rummage at the Great Yorkshire Show. It was great to see the Cone Exchange there as Chris  gave Helmsley School 30 chutney buckets earlier in the year for the reception class to do a sponsored water carry to raise money for Oxfam, Water Aid and York Flood Relief. They raised £400 and are still using the buckets in school.’


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Celebrating trees

Cone Exchange 5

We were thrilled to be part of the first Woodland Festival held at on the 28th May in our Trees for Life Wood at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Over 2,200 people attended the family festival to celebrate the fledgling woodland in the South Field and the Cone Exchange hosted a craft workshop for the under 5s to decorate butterflies from recycled cardboard and make spiders from off-cuts of wet suit material.

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