Many of you will be familiar with the work of The Cone Exchange in recycling a variety of material, some from Taylor’s and Betty’s, whose initiative it is. In doing this they support local charities as well as those further afield (Oxfam, Rotary, Yorkshire Air Ambulance) and provide employment opportunities for adults with learning difficulties. Organisations can set up an account with the Exchange, which, in a nutshell, means that as a church, we can swap specific items that would otherwise be waste, for craft materials. Such materials could be useful for Messy Church, Junior Church, the Monday Fellowship and even for making signs, displays etc. I have therefore set up an account on behalf of church and am happy to co-ordinate this. I will take receipt of any of the following as and when you have them; Foreign currency (notes and coins), spectacles, mobile phones, stamps, buttons, roll on deodorant balls and cleaning product tops (spray tops, washing up liquid tops and fabric conditioner lids). It maybe that we can find a little space for a box where people can deposit these items. If you’d like to learn more about the work of The Cone Exchange, their website address is www.coneexchange.org. Two videos there are worth a watch; one explains how the Cone Exchange started and the other shows the newest premises and describes their work in more detail.