We have today thrown open the doors to our bright and spacious new charity shop on the Tesco retail park in Welshpool, and have been delighted to be inundated with shoppers and donations of stock.
We have moved to the new site, next door to B&M and Specsavers, because it offers more than double the space of our old shop on Broad Street.
“Our supporters are very generous with donations of clothes, books, toys, homeware and bric-a-brac and we have always struggled in our former shop to have everything on display,” says Retail Manager Angela Whelan.
“We do hope our customers will find our spacious new shop more enjoyable to explore, and that our donors will find it much, much easier to drop off donations because there is a huge car park outside our door with three hours free parking.”
Angela thanked the shop’s staff and volunteers who had all pitched in to help with the move.
“We have brought the free standing donated display tables and units from our other shop, and Kronospan from Chirk have donated our amazing flooring so we have achieved the move with the minimum cost possible.
“That is really important because every penny raised through our 14 shops goes to provide vital support for terminally ill local children and their families, and bereaved families, and the more money we can raise the more children and families we can help.”
Store Manager Gemma Cartwright said that from the moment the store opened this morning at 9.15am people were coming in to shop and to bring in donations of stock.
“We will be open every day over Christmas apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day so please come down and have a browse,” she added.
If you would like to donate stock to the shop or volunteer please call in and see Gemma, or contact the shop on 01938 556333.