Today, Sue Ryder is set to open a brand new charity shop in Alston Retail Park in Keighley for shoppers looking for a more budget-friendly and sustainable way to shop while supporting the local Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.
A new shop in the local community
The official opening will be at 10am with Robbie Moore, the local MP, coming to see the new shop. Led by the shop manager Lianne Smith, her team of staff and volunteers will be on hand to show customers around the store, which will be packed with a great selection of quality second hand clothes, accessories, homeware, electricals, music and books.
Shop manager at Sue Ryder Keighley, Lianne Smith, said:
“Opening a new store in Keighley, home to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, is a really exciting retail development for us. There is something for everyone and I am sure shoppers will be delighted by the exceptional quality, value and wide range of goods we will be selling.
“The funds raised from the shop will help ensure Sue Ryder can be there when it matters for those in need of palliative, neurological or bereavement support.”
Robbie Moore, MP for Keighley and Ilkley, said:
“Sue Ryder do vital work to people in need at the most challenging time of their lives. They help people all over the UK, but also here in our area with their excellent Manorlands facility at Oxenhope which I have had the pleasure of visiting as one of my first official visits as the Member of Parliament for Keighley and Ilkley.
“The charity wouldn’t be able to function without the support of volunteers and donors, and of course people shopping in their stores. I’m delighted they’ve added a new store to the area so people have an additional option when they go down our high street, while contributing to a very important cause.”
Help us to be there when it matters
The new Keighley shop is also calling on the public to consider volunteering with us. Volunteers can help with everything from sorting and preparing stock, to merchandising and sales. By supporting Sue Ryder in any way, locals can help to provide more care to more people whilst meeting new people and creating new social circles in the local community.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, the number of people allowed in the shop will be restricted and floor markings will be installed to support social distancing. The store has also put in place enhanced shop cleaning.
The new shop will have installed acrylic screens at the tills and hand gel stations at the entrance of each shop for staff, volunteers and customers to use. Strict procedures for sorting and selling donated stock are in place and the changing rooms will be closed.
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