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Happy New Year to you all at Freegle!
I just wanted to tell you how much my husband and I appreciate and have benifited from the freegle circles that we have linked into.
We arrived in this country 4 years ago from Zimbabwe, with just our suitcases of clothes.
Although our two young children who were already working here helped us as much as they could, it was thanks to freegles that we now have most of our comfortable furniture, beds, carpets and many of our kitchen goods.
We, in turn, introduced our elderly employer to freegle and got rid of a lot of stuff for her too.
The whole concept is just brilliant, and I really do thank all of you who volunteer your help to keep the whole ball rolling.
Many, many thanks, and all the very best for 2013!
Chlobell, Bicester Freegle
Many thanks for providing the service
I joined the group to try to find homes for the things that I had to clear from my mum’s house. She died before Christmas and now that the house is clear and on the market. I’ve been able to shift a few things this way and it’s been very useful, as well as beneficial in seeing parts of my childhood find a new home. Equally, having to throw stuff away at the tip is somewhat traumatic for the same reason.
Many thanks for providing the service.
Chris , Leamington Freegle
I placed an ad for a greenhouse within 2 hrs I had received an email from a lovely gentleman who was kind enough to let me have his.
My greenhouse is now up and running and am looking forward to some warmer weather to start my new hobby.
Once again many thanks.
Sharon Bishop Auckland Freegle
Having a good chat
I have enjoyed using freegle, finding the addresses and seeing different parts of towns, villages I would not normally visit.
I have enjoyed meeting the people giving or collecting the things offered.
Sometimes having a good chat with the people. It is good to know we can help each other out with our pre-loved or unwanted items, instead of just sending things to the tip or the dump.
Margaret BerkoTring Freegle
Gives warm glow to give and receive.
Great quick way to get rid of surplus belongings and a fun way to track down wanted items.
Very well run-always gives warm glow to give and receive.
Thank you to the group volunteers.
I am always telling people about Green Cycle and they are always grateful.
Thank you for all your efforts.
Mountain bikes stolen
Last year myself and my friend Dave both had our mountain bikes stolen within 8 weeks of each other.
I was heartbroken cos I’d bought the bike for myself with some money I’d inherited from my late grandmother. Plus my friend and I dont drive so our bikes were the only form of transport we had (feet excluded!).
Anyway I posted a wanted ad on Freegle and within a few weeks I’d got a replacement mountain bike for myself and my friend.
Several weeks later I was offered a better bike by another Freegler so I gave away the first bike to another person on Freegle.
What a great website! I’ve also given dozens of things away from TV’s to kitchen appliances that would otherwise been difficult to dispose of but instead I was able to give them to grateful people who gave my things a second life.
All the best!
Johnny, Leeds Freegle
A Royal Chair fit for a Queen
A very nice lady offered our group a chair for our jubilee project, we painted and glittered and recovered it and it has now been passed around to three different jubilee parties.
Big thank you to everyone who helped our community days good ones.
ABC Holiday Club
Thank the whole Freegle community
I would like to thank the whole Freegle community for the help I have received from members over the last couple of weeks.
My husband died very suddenly on 10.5.10 leaving my children and I with a funeral to arrange and all his affairs to sort out. Over the last 2 weeks I have made a few requests which have been met by members on here, with some members going above and beyond the call in order to help. I have had people writing offering to go and buy me items, I have had people coming to deliver items from right across the city. I have had wonderful help from one Freegler who not only went and collected me clothing to wear to my husband’s funeral from another Freegler, but who also took the time to call twice to run through exam techniques with my daughter who was panicking, having a GCSE exam the day before her dad’s funeral. I was even helped to get flowers to put on his coffin.
With your help I have managed to give my husband a lovely ecologically friendly funeral, we had a humanist celebrant who made the service very personalised, we had a wicker coffin to minimise the polluting effects of the cremation, my clothes were from Freegle and the flowers were from Freegle. I feel cherished and supported by the Freegle community.
Janet, Sheffield Freegle
I’ve only recently joined a local freegle site, but have met some lovely people and hopefully helped by recycling a lot of stuff we’ve had for ages in our loft.
What an absolutely brilliant idea these sites are – and how lovely that we can help others out if they are really struggling in these times of austerity.
Carry on the good work folks.
Jacqueline, Rugby Freegle
Meeting so many truly wonderful people
Last year a very good friend of mine was dying of cancer. By special dispensation of the archbishop he was married to the mother of his 8 year old son in St. James Hospital. She was disabled and pregnant at the time, then contracted meningitis and was in hospital herself. Needless to say, neither of them were able to make preparations for the new baby. So I set about collecting as much from Freegle offers as I could in preparation for the baby’s arrival. My friends were really appreciative for having that worry taken care of for them. They were also amazed, not knowing about Freegle themselves beforehand. As for me, it kept me busy and made me feel useful at a time when it would have been easy to feel helpless. I got to help without needing money, which I just didn’t have. Meeting so many truly wonderful people through Freegle really helped me through a very sad time. A healthy baby girl was born and my friend got to see her before he died. That was my first Freegle baby. Now it’s my turn. I want my baby to be a Freegle baby too, as a statement to the fact that my child is being born into a community of generous, principled and resourceful people.
Claire , Leeds Freegle