Sutton neighbours swap knitting and gardening skills
Over 80 Sutton residents have taken part in a skill swap, giving up an hour of their time to receive someone else’s help.
Skills including knitting, gardening and DIY have been offered as part of Sutton Shares run by the Volunteer Centre.
Those involved spend an hour of their time helping another and then receive an hour of help in return.
The scheme was launched last month and residents can request any skill they might require.
Stacy Owen, 37, offered her skills as a Kinesiologist in exchange for help and advice with starting a new business.
She said: “I think the Timebanking scheme is a brilliant way to bring a community together. We all have many skills and experiences that can help others.”
Councillor Simon Wales, Lead Member for Finance, Assets and the Voluntary Sector, said: “To see so many people embrace this in such a positive way is a pleasing result. We know that so many people across the borough have a host of hidden talents.”
Anyone can get involved in the scheme by registering online at www.suttonshares.org.uk.
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