A Week of Swishing
Last week was a very busy week with two swishing events in addition to everything else we do in a normal week. But it was great fun, we met some amazing new people and almost 100 of you got the chance to swish, whether for the first time, or for some this was their 3rd or 4th time at one of our swishing events.
On Monday we tried something new, a swish in Truro. This is an area we have worked in very little so far. It was a brilliant introduction to a new audience with a great event, made possible by Epiphany House who we collaborated with, enabling us to bring Swishing to the people of Truro.
We had never been to Epiphany House before and what a venue it is! Their worked hospitality went above anything we could have expected and the venue was superb for such an eve, allowing us to use different rooms for different parts of the event which helped this event seem like the smoothest yet.
The people of Truro, and those that came from further afield, we feel that now would be the perfect time to thank you for all the amazing clothes you brought to Swish. It really is surprising what we have in our wardrobes that we don’t wear, you certainly surprised us with the quality of the clothes you brought and shared with others. It is great to see our clothes getting a new lease of life.
Then was par, and again you all came out in force, though I am pleased to say that this time we actually managed to stay on top of the que. Now we have done a few in different places it has become clear that in par the events have a very different feel. Par seems to be much more fast paced, though I would say that that helps create a really enjoyable atmosphere. You definitely keep us on our toes but we do have a lot of fun Swishing in Par.
The event in Par saw John and Harry for the first time take a step back from running the event which was great, allowing us to pass over control to the community who we had aimed to support. We want to pass on a huge thanks to everyone involved in the event for taking lead and using their initiative. It frees up our time so we can focus on growing the activities we offer whilst also supporting the development of skills and inclusion for all involved. A huge congratulations to everyone involved, the event was problem free and its great to see so many people stepping forward to help drive us forward!
Last week across the 2 events 340kg of clothing was swapped between roughly 100 people, workshops were provided to keep kids occupied allowing parents to relax and enjoy browsing while, Anna’s repair service helped give otherwise unloved clothes a new life. Loads of business cards were handed out so hopefully some more of you are now connected with us, making it easier for you to find out about future events. Finally, we have committed to running another swish in Par in January so, watch this space to stay updated and make sure you don’t miss out on our next Swish!
We are hoping to run 1 swish event every month in the new year so if you have any feedback on the events so far, we would love for you to get in touch.
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