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The Reach Out
The Reach Out group raised over £450 from jumble sale

MORAY REACH OUT was delighted with the outcome of a Jumble Sale on Friday as they looked to sell lots of good quality clothing and household items.

The social enterprise and registered charity are commissioned by Moray Council to provide placements to adults with learning disabilities who work in their operations at Buckie, Lossiemouth and their Shops ‘Buckie Yarns’ and ‘In Stitches’ in Elgin.

Normally working from their Buckie Depot under the “Waste Watchers” banner, the staff and trainees collect cans from over 140 customers throughout Moray and make them into aluminum and steel bales for recycling.

However, last week saw a different kind of day as the staff took to trading to sell a range of quality second hand clothing and household items in Buckie Baptist Church Hall.

Karen Campbell, Project Worker in Buckie said: “We have all these really good items which we did not know what to do with so we thought we would have a big jumble sale and see what we could sell.”

Local man and long time trainee at the Buckie Site, Kevin Davidson, added that he had been enjoying his day selling clothes to all the people coming in, being very different from his usual day.

Ms Campbell said: “Anything not sold today will be taken to a pop up shop we hope to open in Lossiemouth soon where more bargains can be had.”

The day managed to raise over £450 for the organisation, which will go to help it fund new ventures and ideas. The organisation is currently working alongside Aberdeen University to find new ways to recycle the plastic waste in bins and is keen to expand upon its current ventures.