JUMBLE sales go green this weekend at a trailblazing, planet-saving event in Keighley.

A host of groups will come together as the first ‘Eco-Jumble’ opens to the public at Marley Sports Hall.

The event, running from noon to 3pm on Saturday November 30, is billed as “a traditional jumble sale with a sustainable lifestyle twist”.

It is being organised by Keighley Big Local, a lottery-funded regeneration group, and environmental events company Be The Change.

Eco-Jumble came about after Big Local Partnership member Rana Begu decided organise a regular jumble sale for residents.Big Local coordinator Shaun O’Hare said: “Interest grew among resident running their own business, many of which were social enterprises or trading ethically.

“The event is providing a brilliant opportunity to showcase local talent and eco-friendly services available in and around Keighley including health and well-being, organic foods and environmental campaigns.

“As well as picking up a bargain or offloading some unwanted items to make a few  bob for Christmas, Eco-Jumble is an effort to encourage Keighley residents to embrace eco-friendly products, services and practices.”

Highlights include Bike Doctor with a competition to win a refurbished road bike, Tildas Tribe goat milk soap, Zero Waste Riddlesden, and Fairmondo UK, a website promoting ethical buyers and sellers in Keighley.

Trees for Cities will showcase their Edible Playground project, which gives Keighley schools a chance to secure funding to develop their grounds.

Co-organisers Be The Change are a small events company comprising of friends Viky Sutcliffe and Sarah Nowell, who have a passion for “sustainable, eco-friendly living and having fun along the way”.

After the Eco-Jumble, Vicky and Sarah will host an after-party at the Cricketers in Coney Lane for green conversation, live music and special offers on food.

Sean said Eco-Jumble “does what it says on the tin” by combining a traditional jumble sale with a sustainable life-style twist.

He added: “You will find everything you would expect to find at any jumble sale. Tables of pre-loved belongings ready to find new homes whilst bringing in a little cash for their previous owners. 

“We have invited sellers of eco-friendly and sustainable products.

“There are fun activities for the little ones with the Big Local Play team, and informative workshops from eco-activists such as Extinction Rebellion Keighley and Plastic Free Communities.” 

Admission to the public is free, and people can book a table for their own selling or to promote their service by emailing ecojumble@mail.com.