A Children's Christmas Give and Take event has been organised for Sunday, December 3 at Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis.

The event is being organised by Little Green Change, a non-profit environmental education social enterprise based in Lyme Regis, and is being sponsored by two local businesses; Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors, and Scott Rowe Solicitors.

It is hoped that with so many people struggling financially, due to the current cost of living crisis this event will enable people to stock up on children's clothing, small toys and kids' books in time for Santa's arrival.

The idea of the event is for people to take what they need and give what they no longer use, extending the lifespan of items and keeping them from ending up in landfill, or from being incinerated.

Little Green Change's Founder and Director, Clare Matheson said, “We've already had a lot of kind donations from local residents including high street label clothing, a wide range of kids fiction and non-fiction books, and toy brands including Lego, Harry Potter, the Gruffalo, Beatrix Potter, and more”

“I'd like to thank Martin Diplock Chartered Surveyors, and Scott Rowe Solicitors for their support and sponsorship, without which this event could not be possible.”

The event is free and is open to the public. Doors open at 10:30am on Sunday, December 3 2023, and ends at 12:30pm. People do NOT need to bring items in order to take items.

Donations can be brought one hour before the start time, or they can be collected by Little Green Change prior to the event from the Lyme Regis and Axminster areas.

Please email photos of the items you have to donate to info@littlegreenchange.com or text a photo to 07803705100. Items must be in good condition and must NOT be torn, stained, dirty, damaged or broken.