Our Sue Ryder shop is based in Hadleigh, Suffolk, as opposed to Hadleigh, Essex, and believe us when we say you need to know the difference otherwise you will wonder why the Olympic Mountain biking event didn’t take place in our sleepy little market town, once renowned for its wool-making. With a population of around 10,000 people, Hadleigh boasts an attractive High Street dotted with interesting buildings that represent seven centuries of architecture, together with unique and independent retailers. There are 250 buildings listed for architectural interest.
The shop itself has been open for 35 years, but it used to be a cinema! We have a vast amount of parking available opposite and at the back of the shop for customers who wish to drop off items, and we have leaflets available telling them how they can donate.
Donations are vast and varied, and although we don’t specialise, we like to think that we subscribe to the bigger picture by forwarding any items that might fetch a higher price elsewhere. Within the last year there has been a donation of some charcoal drawings which fetched £120 at auction – our most unusual find in recent times. We offer value for money and embrace the idea of a sale or special offer to encourage people into our shop.
At Sue Ryder Hadleigh, Suffolk, we pride ourselves on knowing what our customers are after, from music by Bizet, to a fluffy goat! We could dress a family of five for a lot less than you think, given half a chance, and we are busy organising a fashion show to demonstrate what can be purchased on a budget, and how to wear it.
Watch this space…