Happy Birthday bash at Chorley charity shop

Chorley shoppers are invited to join in the birthday celebrations at Derian House Children’s Hospice’s town centre charity shop next weekend.

Customers will get a free slice of birthday cake to celebrate a year of trading and record profits made for the charity which looks after local children and young people with life-limiting illnesses.

The Cleveland Street store is celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, 22 February from 9am to 4.30pm.

Since the shop relocated from its previous position in Chapel Street, profits have doubled – down to better footfall as well as a full re-brand.

A new light, bright interior and eye-catching window displays has attracted new customers in their droves.

Far from the dusty knick-knacks sometimes associate with charity shops, the store now stocks high quality furniture, children’s toys and games, Derian House merchandise as well as a popular Designers at Derian range featuring brand new designer men and ladies clothing from previous seasons.

The charity has also driven profits by opening up the shop at night during town centre events such as Chorley Live, and even taking a pop-up shop to Astley Park for the Bonfire Night firework show.

Andrew Upton-Ford, Retail Manager at Derian House Children’s Hospice said: “We wanted to thank all of our loyal customers for ensuring our first year of trading at our new Chorley shop was the best ever and so throwing a party was the natural choice.

“At Derian House Children’s Hospice we need to raise £4.8million every year to continue to care for 400 children, young people and their families and so making sure our charity shops are the very best they can be is really important to us as a charity.”

The charity also has shops in Horwich and Leyland and a warehouse in Adlington.

People can donate unwanted goods by dropping them off at the shop, or ring 01257 485 823 for a free furniture collection service.

Visit www.derianhouse.co.uk for more details or check out the Facebook Instagram or Twitter pages.