Today we announce that we are relocating our Shrewsbury town centre store in a move prompted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our 14 shops across Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales provide a vital contribution to the £6.5 million needed every year to fund our vital services to children and families.

The move will be from our current store in Shoplatch to a unit almost twice the size next to Percy Thrower’s Garden Centre in Oteley Road, which will complement our other Shrewsbury store – a furniture shop on the Lancaster Retail Park, which has been operating as a general store since reopening last month.

Our Commercial Director Andrew Fergus said it was exciting to be moving to a much more spacious store, where better access will make it easier to comply with new measures to keep customers, volunteers and staff safe. The new store also benefits from free parking making it easier for supporters to drive up and drop off donations.  

“One of our key safety measures is to isolate all donations of stock for 72 hours before sorting, and this was just not practical in the town centre store. Our new premises will have plenty of room for social distancing and hand sanitizing stations too," he added.

“Our two members of staff have both been offered roles in the new store and we hope that many of our existing volunteers will be able to join us, as well as new volunteers.”

Work will begin shortly to equip the new store for a grand opening in September.

Our Head of Retail Angela Whelan is pictured outside the new store.

If you would like to visit one of our fourteen stores to shop or drop off donations of stock you can find the latest opening information here.