Visitors to the Northumberland Vintage Tractor Club Rally at Brunton Airfield on Sunday will have a unique opportunity to visit a stall which is giving away everything for free.
Local Freegle groups - set up to give things away rather than send them to landfill - are holding a ‘Bring and Take’ stall to publicise local Community Recycling Schemes at the event on October 20.
During the past few years’ members of Seahouses and Alnwick, Cramlington and Morpeth Freegle’s have given away hundreds of items such as vacuum cleaners, cookers, TVs, beds and children’s clothes. Some of the stranger items that went to new homes include a Braille machine, a model aircraft radio control outfit, a nebuliser and a plasma ball.
The group will have a stall at the tractor rally for the second year running. One of the organisers said: “The event was an amazing success last year with people three-deep around the table all day. Each crate we emptied had a random selection of items so we never knew what we would have to give away next.
“Its amazing what people have to give away and what is wanted. The organisers of Brunton Rally have, once again, given us a great opportunity to let yet more people find out about the scheme and become members.”
Freegle aims to reduce waste by re-using things, to save resources and ease the burden on landfills by ‘gifting them’ free of charge to other members rather than throwing them away.
There are currently over 380 groups in the UK with 1,500,000 members. To find your local Freegle Group go to www.ilovefreegle.org