Stories from Freeglers on Middlesbrough Freegle

We love to hear why people Freegle - it keeps our volunteers volunteering, and it helps show new freeglers what it's all about.

So please tell us your story!

"It runs in the family" 2

Long before Freegle (and computers) My Grandfather often said that we should treat those around us as we would want to be treated. Now I'm a Grandfather and Freegling is an first class way of maintaining the family tradition.
9 months ago on Redcar and Cleveland Freegle #6385

"New market garden project starting in the area - Can you help?"

Hi Freeglers! I am fairly new to the area and am setting up a market garden that will also become a care farm when we are all set up. I think we have the land, and can move on in around 2 months from now (Oct) It will be a no dig set up - so masses of cardboard and compost, and we will need to find wood to build supports for the raspberries, asparagus and other produce. We are starting with nothing but the plants, and seeds, and some pots, and are looking for the following if you have some or know where we can go to get it? Masses of plain cardboard Around 50 tons of preferably organic compost Wood for various projects including trellising, plant supports, and building. Pallets - around 20 A large shed Kettles, fridge, cooker, shelving, old tables And most important of all, extra hands! The land is in Dalton on Tees, and our budget is very small so picking up large objects may be a challenge. If anything above peeks your interest, please do get in touch. The Care Farm will be helping those with PTSD and anxiety, and we hope to be up and running in 2020. Any questions or info, look forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks! Caroline
9 months ago on Darlington Freegle #6346

"Why not?" 1

Oh my goodness, where do I start? I have been a member of this site for ever and have recieved and given many items, including; a piano, summer outdoor settee, clothes, plants, tables, the list goes on! Basically it's a great way to do our bit for the environment, save money and breath new life in to old, tired items.
a year ago on Middlesbrough Freegle #5669

"It's doing a little bit for the planet." 2

Mostly stuff that is no longer used and the space it occupies is more valuable to me than the object. I like to see people putting good use to things I can't use any more. I do get things as well which keeps the cycle going.
a year ago on Middlesbrough Freegle #1465

"Our Community Garden overlooks the sea and we were given a small shed. Through an offer on freegle we were able to get a sliding door unit. " 3

I run the Easintong Community Garden and we overlook the sea and can see down the coast to North Yorkshire. We were given a small shed and the view was blocked by the door and the front only had two small windows. I saw an offer on the freegle site and we were able to get a large glazed sliding door which fitted the front of the shed. We now can sit in the shed on good and bad days and admire the coastal views and the ships entering or leaving Teesport. We can now say that we have the best view from any Community Garden in all of East Durham, thanks to freegle.
2 years ago on Middlesbrough Freegle #1795


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