Our Nottinghamshire Hospice and Honeycomb Christian Charity shops will soon have company – as an established national charity for vulnerable children and young people prepares to open an outlet in the village.
The Children’s Society, which already has half a dozen branches in Nottinghamshire, will soon be fundraising from 2 Easthorpe Street. Apart from a few months as Crusader Gifts‘ clearance shop, this unit has more or less sat empty since Something Special moved out of there around two years ago.
The Children’s Society’s Regional Retail Manager, Dominique Scott, said: “We’ll be selling good quality ladies, gents and kids clothing and accessories, bric a brac, books, media, toys and greetings cards. Our lease is currently being finalised and as soon as we have possession of the keys we’ll advertise some donation days.
“In the meantime, we’ll gladly accept donations at our Compton Acres shop. We’re also currently appealing for volunteers to join our team and help support and run the shops at both Ruddington and Compton Acress – serving customers, processing donations, steaming, display work, etc”.
The Children’s Society was founded in 1881 by a Sunday school teacher who discovered two missing children from his class begging for food. In partnership with the Church of England, Edward Rudolph set up The Children’s Society – starting up children’s homes around the country.
“Today our vision is a country where children are free from disadvantage” explains Dominique. “We worked with over 13,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our campaign wins will bring change to more than 3 million.”
The shop’s opening date is still to be confirmed. Meantime, if you’re interested in helping out, please contact Dominique now on 0771 398 4736, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graham Wright via RUDDINGTON.info