2019 Year in Review

2019 was our biggest year yet at LCCE with a huge increase in membership, lots of media coverage and some fantastic opportunties for our volunteer team! Take a look back at our highlights of the year!

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We started the year with a a bang when one of our Directors was featured in The Guardian! This lead to appearances on Radio Leeds, Radio Humberside, BBC World Service and Radio 4 really putting the work we do at LCCE on the map!
If you missed the article, you can read it here. 

We also were featured on BBC Look North, who came to film at our February exchange! We’re really proud of what we do at LCCE and it was great to see if recognised by our local community!


We held our annual volunteer summer social at Workshop where we made reuseable
make-up wipes from rejected items. We can’t thank our volunteers enough for their hard work all year, so this is our opportunity to give something back and learn a new upcycling skill in the process!


This year we welcomed our  3000th member! This was an increase of over 500 members since 2018 which is just incredible! Thank you so much to you all who’ve helped to spread the word, invited your friends and allowed us to expad our community!

In October we took part in the Leeds Festival of Gothica fashion show, styling 7 models using clothing from the exchange. Our models all did a fantastic job and looked amazing, and we had a great time putting the looks together.


And of course, we couldn’t have done it without the hard work of our amazing team of volunteers, management committee and directors who make all this possible!

So a huge thank you to everyone who’s supported LCCE this year, whether your a regular swapper, first-time attendee or a volunteer, we couldn’t do it without you!

Here’s to a great 2020!

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