Huddersfield Live! Director, Sam Watt, explains why Comoodle was so important to the success of Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival.
As a booming Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival took centre stage, behind the scenes saw plenty of tireless efforts to host the community event.
Proving to be a ‘lifesaver’ for organisers Huddersfield Live! to prepare for such an event was our unique, community sharing project.
Offering equipment from a van for storing items to sharing toys for the children’s play area, Huddersfield Live! Director, Sam Watt, says we eased the pressures of holding such a popular event.
“Comoodle has been absolutely fantastic. Huddersfield Live! is a not-for-profit organisation and was created to put exciting events on for the town to help grow the local economy,” said Sam.
“Everything we get, we have to pay for. It’s very, very difficult as a not-for-profit organisation. So, to be able to borrow a van using Comoodle was an absolute lifesaver.
“We’ve had the van, toys for the children’s area and we’ve told other people to contact Comoodle to help with any other equipment they might need for Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival to be the success that it was.”
By businesses, building owners, groups and people offering their stuff, space and skills, we want to create a sharing revolution for the area of Kirklees.
And Sam echoes that message with what her team wants to achieve for the region.
“Our ethos at Huddersfield Live! is that we want people to work together within the town, pull together, use each other’s resources and build relationships – that’s exactly what Comoodle does too,” she said.
“We want people to know about it. There’s things out there that people can share. Businesses and building owners sharing space helps grow the local economy and forges working relationships.
“The sky is the limit for Comoodle. We want people to use this online platform because there’s so many areas that could be used for storage and room space – we should be sharing these opportunities within our community.”
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