Moon Bears and Machine Tools
Moon Bears is a small Charity Shop dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Charity Animals Asia Foundation, AAF was founded by Jill Robinson MBE and works in China and Vietnam to rescue Asiatic bears from a life of torture. These Bears are caged in coffin sized cages for life (up to 30 years) in order to extract bile from them to be used in 'medicine'. AAF campaigning to make this practice illegal. You can find more information and how you can help the organisation on their Facebook page:
Machine Art is a friendly family run business which specialises in machining artistic designs onto a variety of materials. Classic Motorcycle Restorations / Fabrication of precision components / Metals including ferrous and non ferrous, plastics, nylons and machinable glass
And remember - when you purchase items from a charity shop you are helping the environment!
- Charity shops contribution to sustainable development
- Charity shops’ contribution to local authority recycling targets
- Charity shops generate funds for charity by selling on unwanted items – i.e. providing a reuse opportunity for them.
As well as the public donating items to shops, through large-scale door-to-door collections, charity shops collect over 15 million sacks of textiles and other materials from UK households every year.
In total 1.9 million households are given the opportunity to reuse and recycle unwanted items every week.
Charity shops are providing a second life for an increasing range of items, including books (with more specialist charity book shops opening every year - over 20,000 tonnes of books are currently reused each year through them), CDs, DVDs, videos, toys, furniture, bric-a-brac and electrical items.