Alton Community Share launches 10th June

Appeal for donations 3rd – 6th June

By the community for the community

Alton Community Share is a new community initiative organised by the community for the community, led by ACAN with Alton Town Council.

Alton Community Share is alibrary of free activities, materials and equipment to help keep individuals and families busy and active, all donated by the community for the benefit of others, particularly whilst Covid -19 keeps us centred on our homes.

Alton Community Share will help keep people busy at home and in their gardens, save them money by not needing to buy new, and reduce waste by re-using things.

Alton Community Share will be open from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 noon Wed to Sat at the Alton Community Centre, Amery St, Alton GU34 1HN.  Anyone can borrow items free of charge for up to 3 weeks.

Appeal for donations of items

Alton Community Share appeals to the community for donations of items 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m Wednesday 3rd June to Saturday 6th June at either:

 Alton Community Centre, or

 The Vicarage, Southern Church Lane, Holybourne, GU34 4HD

Donated items should be clean, quality objects in good condition and working order. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept electrical or petrol-powered items.

Donations of all shapes and sizes are welcome such as:

Puzzles & board games (complete sets), books (less than 3 years old), musical instruments (playable condition), garden games, sheet music, craft items (e.g. knitting patterns, cross stitch) DVDs, toys (no soft toys)

Strict hygiene and control of infection rules will be followed.  Items donated will be quarantined for 72 hours to ensure there is no possibility of transmitting Covid-19 from them.  Alton Community Share will ensure that the Community Centre will be carefully organised to ensure social distancing.

Alton Community Share is led by ACAN with Alton Town Council and Alton Community Centre. ACAN is very grateful for the advice of Share Farnham, which successfully launched their scheme recently.

For further information, or you have a donation that needs to be collected or if you can volunteer some of your time please contact either:

  • Martin Wiles on 07423 162654
  • Philippa Brealey on 07866 389505