The Children’s Society charity shop at Compton Acres in West Bridgford is finally re-opening its doors this week after it was forced to shut following a serious fire last October.
Staff and volunteers will be holding a grand opening to the refurbished store on Friday 30 June at 10.30am along with the Mayor of Rushcliffe Councillor Barrie Cooper to cut the ribbon.
The store’s roof was badly damaged in a fire last October leaving a large hole and exposure to further weather damage over the winter. The charity shop has now had a full interior refit with a brand new shop front, shutters and improved layout.
The Children’s Society has almost 100 shops across the country which raise vital funds to help children and young people including those suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. The Compton Acres store is calling for donations including clothes, shoes, paperbacks, toys, bric-a-brac and small electrical items.
Dominique Scott, Regional Retail Manager for The Children’s Society said:
“Staff and volunteers were all devastated that a fire caused such serious damage to the shop meaning we had to close for so long but we can’t wait to get back open and want to invite the local community to join us.”
“The shop raises much needed funds for vulnerable children and employs many local volunteers so we are thrilled to be opening our doors and celebrating this Friday to mark the occasion.”
“Thanks to some wonderful donations kindly accepted by Asda in West Bridgford while the shop was closed, we are full to the brim of excellent recycled goods as well as lots of corporate donations of brand new stock which has at least 25% off”.
As well as stock, the shop is appealing for new volunteers to re-build the team and can offer till work, sorting stock, work experience, and NVQ’s. Anyone interested is welcome to pop into the store on Wed 28 and Thurs 29 June to find out more.
Shop opening times at The Children’s Society charity shop, Compton Acres will be 9-5pm Mon – Sat and 10-4.30pm on Sundays.