Who are we and what do we do
Play And Recycling Centre(P.A.R.C.) provides a one-stop outlet for affordable reclaimed materials suitable for creative play and cost-effective refurbishment, both for community groups and families, whilst offering a positive and supportive environment for volunteers as a means of improving their employment prospects, aiding rehabilitation and keeping the retired active.
P.A.R.C. is a local charity providing services for the people of Derby and Derbyshire:
· The Scrap Store (resource centre) collects waste from local businesses, sorts it and redistributes it to members to use creatively, as well as ideas sheets and workshops.
· The Paint Scheme collects unwanted paint, and redistributes it to local groups and disadvantage people.
· Retail shop provides Eco-friendly art and crafts resources
· A range of hire games suitable for fundraising events or children's parties.
· Environmental workshop offer fun and friendship whilst using recycled resources
· We provide volunteer and work placement opportunities to gain skills
what we would like the money for
Despite making repairs to our roof over the years we can no longer keep up with the patching required. We need a new roof. Stock is covered with plastic and areas of the building have become unsafe to use, due to falling debris. Also we are now getting patches of damp that make it an unpleasant space to work in.
what difference a new roof will make
The new roof will allow repairs and refurbishment of the first floor. Rooms can be offered for community use such as workshops and meeting rooms and stock can be allocated to suitable spaces.