Heaton and Lostock host a Gok Swap 

24/03/11
Town Hall

Residents in Heaton and Lostock are invited to swap their unwanted clothes and accessories at an event on Tuesday, March 29.

Based on the concept of Gok’s Clothes Roadshow, a ‘Gok Swap’ will be held at Ladybridge High School from 7.30pm and will help to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling.

From 6pm, young people from around six local schools and Markland Hill youth club will be doing a series of performances around the theme of recycling including eco-themed songs, videos, a junk percussion band and a recycled fashion show.

From 7.30pm, the Gok Swap will then be open to the public. Residents are encouraged to bring along unwanted clothing, jewellery or other accessories and invited to pool these together and take away something new whilst leaving behind their unwanted goods. Anyone can turn up to the 'Gok Swap' and there is no need to book in advance.

Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, Bolton Council Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer said: “Residents in Bolton are great at recycling, but we can all always do more. We hope that this creative event encourages people to think about recycling their clothes and accessories by swapping them with friends or giving them to charity rather than throwing them away.”

 

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