PRESTON shoppers will be able to grab themselves a bargain in time for Christmas, with a new Derian House store opening its doors next month.
The new shop – which will focus on high quality pre-loved clothing, furniture and electrical goods – is planned to open its doors on Monday, 7 December.
Located on Fishergate, Preston’s main shopping street, (opposite KFC) the store isn’t your usual charity shop, and will have an array of affordable furniture and vintage clothing, handbags and jewellery to cater to the city’s student population.
Shoppers will also find everything they need for Christmas from decorations to gifts and outfits for the festive season. There is also a range of Derian House Christmas cards as well as calendars and diaries for the New Year.
Better still, all the money from their purchase will go towards helping care for more than 400 babies, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses from across the North West.
David Robinson, Chief Executive of Derian House Children’s Hospice, said: “Our charity shops are a vital link in supporting the running of the hospice. It costs £4.8 million per year to run our services and with less than 10 per cent of that coming from the government, every penny people spend in our shops counts in helping us to care for local children, making sure they have chance to make happy memories in the time they have.”
The new shop joins an existing retail network of shops in Chorley, Leyland and Horwich and will be opened with a virtual celebration on Derian House Facebook page with a shop tour, fun shopping challenges with prizes to be won and even more surprises on the day.
The charity is also looking for volunteers to help run the new shop, especially people with experience in the customer services industry or a background in volunteering. If you would like to find out more, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Fran Lees on 01257 233 300 or email email@example.com
Donations are welcomed, with a free furniture collection service offered. To arrange please call 01257 485 823. You can also send photos of your items using WhatsApp 07912 217028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org