Citizens Advice Solihull has opened up a new charity shop at its Chelmsley Wood site.
The organisation unveiled their new store with the help of Dame Caroline Spelman, Meriden MP in the company of the charity’s Trustees, volunteers, staff, community partners and clients.
The store, which is initially open for a 12-week trial period, sells donated clothing, bric-a-brac, costume jewellery, school uniforms, children’s toys, games and a variety of books.
Profits from the new shop will support Citizens Advice Solihull Borough’s ongoing charitable operations in the local community.
The Bosworth Drive store will operate from a portable cabin within the car park area at the Chelmsley Wood Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), and will be open to the public Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 3pm.
Dame Spelman said: “I am delighted to have been able to open the new CAB Solihull charity shop on Bosworth Drive.
“I hope that this will draw more people to the CAB to see the excellent services they provide to local residents free of charge.
“The charity shop offers new, or nearly new goods for purchase at a sustainable price and will provide local people with an opportunity to volunteer their time to help make someone’s day by supporting the important work the CAB carries out in the community.”
Kerry Turner, chief executive officer, Citizens Advice Solihull Borough thanked everyone who donated items for the new store, and to those who have assisted behind the scenes in the run up to the launch.
She added: “We hope the new store will greatly benefit those living in our local community.
“It will create further opportunities for us to share information on the wealth of services provided, assisting those most in need.”
Volunteers from the local community will be recruited to help run the store.
To find out more about volunteering contact the store manager, Jackie on 0121 788 6527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org