Pop-up charity shop opens in Burnley

RAISING MONEY: The Good as New Shop has been set up in Manchester Road to raise funds for the Mayor of Burnley Charity Fund (S)
RAISING MONEY: The Good as New Shop has been set up in Manchester Road to raise funds for the Mayor of Burnley Charity Fund (S)

Shoppers can pick up a bargain at a pop-up charity shop in Burnley over the next week.

Officially opening its doors tomorrow, The Good as New Shop has been set up in Manchester Road by The Mayoress’ Committee.

By selling clothes, toys and homeware, it is hoped plenty of money can be raised for the Mayor of Burnley Charity Fund. Around 20 volunteers will be helping during the six-day event.

Speaking today at a preview event David Thomas, who is running the shop with his wife Maya, said: “The preview day has been very very good, and we have had a lot of people come in. They have said they are going to get their friends to come, so we are expecting good things.

“We did a similar event about two years ago and raised about £1,100 in five days, so if we can get anything like that again we will be very very happy.

“We have been given a lot of help from the public, so we would like to say thank you for that.”

Funds raised will be split between Pendleside Hospice, Emmaus Burnley and The Christie NHS.

Volunteers say they will accept any reasonable offers on stock, and anything left over after the event will be donated to charity.

The unit has been loaned by Petty Commercial, and carrier bags and coat-hangers have been given to the fund-raising team by Sainsbury’s.

It will be open until Sat, October 11th, apart from on Sunday, between 10am and 4pm each day.