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The Friary opens pop-up shop in West Bridgford

On Saturday 18 March for two weeks, the Friary is running a pop-up shop full of pre-loved clothing and accessories in West Bridgford.

Items have been generously donated by members of the public.

The shop will operate from its unit at 34 Musters Road, West Bridgford.

Realising the potential of the premises, the charity has made the decision to trial this initiative that will help raise much-needed funds and promote the idea of sustainability.

The Friary Marketing and Communications Officer Shelley Millband has been the driving force behind the project.

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She has been fantastically well supported by both community and corporate volunteers.

Shelley feels that if the pop-up shop is a success, it may lead to future long-term plans of this nature.

She said:

‘The Friary are thrilled to be launching the pop-up shop.

“It has been a real community effort in getting it set up. We now look forward to welcoming other members of the local community into the shop.

“I am passionate about sustainability and am delighted that the organisation can promote this, while at the same time raising much-needed funds for our work with those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.’

The development of the shop comes at a time when the cost of living is continuing to affect us all, particularly the most vulnerable.

The Friary has seen an increase of over 25% in service users already this year.

The shop will be open from 10 am to 4 pm every day, except Sundays, until Friday 31st March. Please visit the shop to support the Friary’s work.

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