RAY Ceredigion is celebrating funding from Environment Wales to increase awareness of recycling through arts and crafts activities and develop a volunteering programme to assist with the scrapstore.

The new project will be launched on Saturday April 19 in RAY Ceredigion’s Aberaeron premises with a free kite making workshop to celebrate National Kite Month.

The workshop runs from 11am – 2pm and is a drop in session aimed at parents and children.

"We are so pleased to have this opportunity to extend the range of our activities and encourage the use of recycled materials in arts and crafts activities,’" said project manager Gill Byrne.

"As well as regular free Saturday workshops we are launching a free Wednesday morning Clonc a Chrefft group on April 30 where we can share ideas on items to make from recycled materials.

"We have themes lined up including rag rugging, weaving with plastics and making bowls from paper and papier mache, but we are keen to accept suggestions from volunteers on new ways to use our scrapstore materials."

The RAY Ceredigion scrapstore welcomes visits from anyone in the community and in the past year has been used by teaching staff, members of Guiding groups, artists, and parents.

The scrapstore is open most days but if travelling long distances call 01545 570 686 to book a visit.