Glossop charity shop excited for reopening

Age UK's shop in Glossop town centre will be reopening on Monday 12 April following temporary closure due to coronavirus restrictions.

The charity says it is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to pick up a bargain from items that include clothing, accessories, books, toys and homeware.

Safety measures will again be in place to protect customers, volunteers and staff, such as social distancing and sanitiser stations.

Staff and volunteers will have the required safety equipment when interacting with customers.

Older people are among those hit hardest by the pandemic and Age UK’s services faced unprecedented demand when the crisis began. 

As the impacts of coronavirus continue, Age UK’s Information and Advice, and Friendship services, will carry on being there to provide essential guidance, support and reassurance for older people. 

Deborah Hancock, who manages the shop at 71 High Street West, said: “We’re so excited to be able to open our doors again and can’t wait to welcome the local community back. 

“As well as a wide range of bargains and items of interest, we also have a special offer on end of season clothing. 

“All items purchased help raise much-needed funds for Age UK so it can continue supporting people in later life.”

Volunteer Lorraine Cooper added: “Volunteering with the Age UK shop is really enjoyable. As well as doing a variety of different tasks in the shop, I meet new people every day. 

“I have made good friends with both the shop team and people in the local community and would encourage anyone thinking of signing up to give volunteering a go. It’s great to know you are making a difference and giving something back.”

The shop will be open from 9am until 5pm  Monday to Saturday. The telephone number is 01457 862915. 

To find out more about how Age UK’s shops, how the charity has been helping older people during the pandemic and how you can help, please visit www.ageuk.org.uk

To donate visit www.ageuk.org.uk/appeal 

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