Click here to read our latest Annual Review – please do have a read to see what we do, who we work with and how, in the future, you can get involved.
Although there are many shops planning on re-opening in the coming weeks, we have taken the decision to delay our opening in order to look closely at government advice and work out how it works in practice for us. With this in mind we will not be opening our scrap store until after the summer holidays. We will update this blog and our Instagram and Twitter feeds with any updates during this period of closure.
We hope you can understand that we will not be able to take ANY donations during this period.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that all our customers are doing ok and coping with lockdown with lots of crafts! Please do share any projects that have been made with Cone Exchange materials – we would love to see them.
Many thanks for your continued support, Sarah & Chris
Do you collect items on behalf of your school or playgroup? If so then please be aware that we have changed what we collect now. A new copy of the exchange rates has been emailed to the lead contact on your account if you need to double check but if you have any queries about what we take please don’t hesitate to get in touch: email@example.com
…you will meet a lovely bunch of volunteers from the Cone Exchange exploring their new woodland project! Keen to learn more about the new tree planting relationship with the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust and see firsthand the difference their trees will make to the environment, a group of hardy volunteers ventured out on an unseasonably cold day to visit our recently planted trees in Woodale Wood.
The Cone Exchange has enjoyed another successful year. At the heart of the Cone Exchange is a commitment to give waste a new lease of life and to see ability, not disability, in people.
Over the course of the year we’ve recycled our own business waste along with that of 12 other businesses, raised over £15,000 for local good causes, and hosted 800 hours of work placements for adults with additional learning needs.
More information on the Cone Exchange’s impact during the year gone by can be found in our 2017 Annual Review.
Our main work experience partner at the Cone Exchange, Henshaws, were recently in receipt of a Good Cause Award from our family business. They had applied for a little help with purchasing some new garden furniture for the community allotment that they had just taken over the maintenance of and were thrilled to be able to purchase the items from Horticap, one of the social enterprises we have worked with closely for a number of years. It’s a fantastic feeling when our partners can all work together for the benefit of the community.
Lee Gray, Work Experience Co-Ordinator at Henshaws tells us:
“Thanks to Bettys & Taylors we were able to have Horticap build us a composter and some raised garden beds for the allotment. The allotment is owned by MIND and managed by The Home Group. We were able to bring together 6 local charities and businesses that are working together to make the community better for everyone. Thank you Horticap, you guys are amazing.”
One of our most regular customers wanted her daughter to have something extra special to carry down the aisle that she could keep to pass on to future generations. Using a variety of materials and embellishments from her own stash topped up with some extras from the Cone Exchange she created this beautiful horseshoe with her daughter’s name and the wedding date on the back. A truly beautiful and unique wedding gift.