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Furniture store aims to be a treasure chest for funds
7:30am Friday 14th September 2012 in News
BURY Hospice has thrown open the doors of its first furniture shop to help to raise funds for its new building.
Large items of furniture, which would be too big to sell at its four charity shops around the borough, are now available at its warehouse in Dale Industrial Estate, in Radcliffe.
The new shop was opened on Monday by the Mayor of Bury, Cllr Joan Grimshaw, who was accompanied by her consort, husband Paul Grimshaw, and Bury Council leader, Cllr Mike Connolly.
The first customers have been browsing the tables, chairs and other items on offer this week.
Warehouse manager, Elaine Lord, said: “The public have been very generous and have donated some high quality furniture, bric-a-brac and household items and, of course, the monies raised from the sale of such items will go towards our new hospice.”
All furniture, other than white goods, large televisions and mattresses, can be sold at the shop, as well as household items and bric-a-brac. Furniture purchased can be delivered for a small fee.
The shop opens between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday and from 11am to 4pm on Sundays. Donations can be made by taking items to the shop or arranging for them to be collected. They can be registered using Gift Aid, so that the hospice can claim an extra 25p for every £1 raised through its sale.
Volunteers are needed to fulfil several roles, including in the warehouse, on the sales floor or as a drivers’ mate. Full training will be provided.
To make donations to the shop or arrange a collection: call 0161 725 8405. To volunteer: phone 0161 725 9800.