Empty Leigh shop put to use by charity

AN EMPTY shop in Leigh is to be turned into a charity pop-up shop.

Long-standing business Holmes Furnishers in Broadway West closed suddenly in January.

It left customers who had paid deposits for new sofas without their orders and out of pocket.

But the building is now to be given a new lease of life as Southend Hospital opens a second charity shop.

Following the continuing success of its first charity shop in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff, the pop-up shop will be open until the end of December, thanks to the generosity of a local landlord.

All profits will go to Southend Hospital Charity for the benefit of patients, with the shop raising money for the hugely successful Bosom Pals On The Road Appeal.

It is in its last weeks of raising money for new digital mammography equipment on the mobile breast screening vans that visit south Essex.

The new Leigh shop is in urgent need of good quality stock for the shop such as homeware, bric-a-brac and furniture.

The shop was open on Saturday to accept donations and will be open again on Thursday from 10am to 2pm. Volunteers are also needed to help run the shop.

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6:12pm Wed 18 Sep 13

disambiguation says...

I'm all for charity shops, as long as they remain a minority within a parade of other shops, there's a time and a place for charity, and as long as people realise that basic consumer desire, all will be fine.
I'm all for charity shops, as long as they remain a minority within a parade of other shops, there's a time and a place for charity, and as long as people realise that basic consumer desire, all will be fine. disambiguation
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6:22pm Wed 18 Sep 13

Kim Gandy says...

Should be a better class of tat... seriously, I've had some good stuff out of charity shops in decent areas, quite often still labelled and never worn. Stuff I would never dream of paying full price for because I have better things to spend it on like paying bills.

Nothing wrong with charity shops, at least someone benefits - in fact, lots of people, the charity and the customers who get some decent bargains.

Would rather have a street full of charity shops than just one pain in the **** Towie bar.
Should be a better class of tat... seriously, I've had some good stuff out of charity shops in decent areas, quite often still labelled and never worn. Stuff I would never dream of paying full price for because I have better things to spend it on like paying bills. Nothing wrong with charity shops, at least someone benefits - in fact, lots of people, the charity and the customers who get some decent bargains. Would rather have a street full of charity shops than just one pain in the **** Towie bar. Kim Gandy
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6:24pm Wed 18 Sep 13

disambiguation says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Should be a better class of tat... seriously, I've had some good stuff out of charity shops in decent areas, quite often still labelled and never worn. Stuff I would never dream of paying full price for because I have better things to spend it on like paying bills.

Nothing wrong with charity shops, at least someone benefits - in fact, lots of people, the charity and the customers who get some decent bargains.

Would rather have a street full of charity shops than just one pain in the **** Towie bar.
Rayleigh's teaming with Charity shops, there's even one near Bar Kranko
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Should be a better class of tat... seriously, I've had some good stuff out of charity shops in decent areas, quite often still labelled and never worn. Stuff I would never dream of paying full price for because I have better things to spend it on like paying bills. Nothing wrong with charity shops, at least someone benefits - in fact, lots of people, the charity and the customers who get some decent bargains. Would rather have a street full of charity shops than just one pain in the **** Towie bar.[/p][/quote]Rayleigh's teaming with Charity shops, there's even one near Bar Kranko disambiguation
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7:16pm Wed 18 Sep 13

WhateverS says...

yay yet another tatty shop just what Leigh needs!
yay yet another tatty shop just what Leigh needs! WhateverS
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7:55pm Wed 18 Sep 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

WhateverS wrote:
yay yet another tatty shop just what Leigh needs!
as it stands that place is a bit of an old fashioned dump, no money has been spent on it for decades, its empty and tatty, some charity shops are also dumps selling real rubbish like you see in boot fairs and have a tatty appearance piled high with crap, hope this one will have some decent stuff in and look easy on the eye, example : Childrens Society nearby, and Sue ryders in The broadway (and oxfam) the effort is made with these shops.

good luck with it..keep it neat and leave the rubbish items out.
[quote][p][bold]WhateverS[/bold] wrote: yay yet another tatty shop just what Leigh needs![/p][/quote]as it stands that place is a bit of an old fashioned dump, no money has been spent on it for decades, its empty and tatty, some charity shops are also dumps selling real rubbish like you see in boot fairs and have a tatty appearance piled high with crap, hope this one will have some decent stuff in and look easy on the eye, example : Childrens Society nearby, and Sue ryders in The broadway (and oxfam) the effort is made with these shops. good luck with it..keep it neat and leave the rubbish items out. DogsMessInLeigh
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7:57pm Wed 18 Sep 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

...ohh remember that Lions pop up dump in the old travel agents on the broadway last year (i think) wall paper pasting tables full of rubbish....thats what it don't need.
...ohh remember that Lions pop up dump in the old travel agents on the broadway last year (i think) wall paper pasting tables full of rubbish....thats what it don't need. DogsMessInLeigh
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