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    About time to share our little challenge! Earlier in the year, at our AGM the Community Matters team challenged our colleagues in branch, known as partners to make one Morsbag to represent each Waitrose in the UK @ 1st December this year. Which means in excess of 320 Morsbags. We will then give these bags out to our customers at Market Harborough to raise awareness of the need to recycle in a very positive and personal way. So we have been beavering away in our own time for the last couple of months and have made 93 bags! Long way to go but well on our way. We were totally blown away by the simplicity of the Morsbags initiative and just wanted to do something locally to help make a small difference!!!

    #2799
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Hello Waitrose Market Harborough! How nice of you to tell us about yourselves and your challenge 😀

    93 bags is a great score so far – as you say, you’re well on your way to making the 320+ you need for your challenge. How many partners are doing the sewing? I’ve found that in a team there are different roles for different personalities. Some would rather sew, or cut out, or give away morsbags or talk about plastic bags and the harm they do.

    Do you have a target date for your handout or will you decide that when almost all the bags are made?

    I’m always impressed by the design of morsbags (pat on the back for Val Morsman). The design is so simple, economical, easy to sew and can be scaled up or down for different purposes and people.

    I’m looking forward to hearing how you’re getting on.

    #2800

    We hope to give out in early December but are yet to agree a date! At present there is a small hub of Partners making multiple bags with several partners making their first with more to follow! All good stuff. There are two of us co-ordinating and driving the initiative, Julia and myself. We have received lots of support and encouragement from our local pod, Harborough HITbags, so are very indebted to them. I have also met up with Rosie whose enthusiasm and passion for Morsbags is inspiring. Great news on our tally, got into branch today and one of our lovely partners has made a further 8 bags taking us to 101, our first major milestone – yippee! Elaine

    #2801
    sazzie
    sazzie
    Participant

    Good evening WMH – thank you for sharing your challenge – I’ve no doubt you’ll smash through your target by December… I think I’m right in saying that more morsbags are normally made during the Autumn / Winter months… But maybe that’s just me 🙂
    Good luck and I look forward to hearing more about how you’re getting on .

    #2803
    masterclock
    masterclock
    Participant

    Well done Waitrose.

    Who knows, we might pop in to see if you offer us one. It would be a first!

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    #2804
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    Well done, you’re on the way to reaching your target in plenty of time for December!
    I agree with Sazzie, morsbagging wins over gardening when the weather’s not nice. Sewing while it rains outside is particularly satisfying 😀

    #2809
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    101! great news Elaine in building up your bags for December. I happen to know that morsbags are in the green token scheme this month. I shall pop in at the weekend to see how things are going and take a photo. It is so exciting to have Waitrose on board 🙂

    #3152

    Time for a little update. Our total is now sitting at 225! Yeah!! Getting there. We have some amazing partners (staff) who are really pulling out the stops. What is really lovely is in several cases it is not just the partner, but members of their families as well. Just love the stories that I’m hearing. Daughters making during summer holidays (adding the most gorgeous embellishments) whilst mum is at work, mother and son sewing! partner and her grandmother,the list goes on. All with one goal, to make a difference to our environment with ‘random acts of kindness’ just love it. Happy sewing everyone x

    #3153
    masterclock
    masterclock
    Participant

    Sounds really great

    #3156
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Fantastic news Elaine! xx

    #3160
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    It’s so good that you’ve got lots of people involved Elaine! I love the way you’re spreading the word and the creativity 😀 Well done everyone!

    #3162
    offcuts
    offcuts
    Participant

    Beattie, maybe you and MC could po in to see their morsmeter when you come up for the Big Textile Show?

    #3163
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    I’ll have a look for Waitrose while we’re staying at the Travelodge in MH. 😀

    #3293
    Krisaby
    Krisaby
    Participant

    Did you get time to find the Waitrose Morsmeter Beattie? It looked like you had plenty on your hands at the Big Textile Show, but I wonder if you did manage to get a look.

    #3298
    beattie
    beattie
    Keymaster

    We did pop into Waitrose the first morning we were there Krisaby. We had breakfast there and I looked for Elaine and the morsmeter (didn’t ask for them) but didn’t spot either. We found the place to vote with our token but didn’t see a morsmeter.

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