The opening of The Children’s Society charity shop in Falkland Square was announced by Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner on Tuesday morning, before the ribbon was cut by Crewkerne Mayor, Councillor Ben Hodgson. The charity has had a shop based in Church Street for the last six years and the old premises will remain a Children’s Society charity shop until the end of its lease in December 2018. It will be used to sell ultra-bargain end of the line items when it re-opens on Monday March 19th. Any stock donations will not be sold in the charity’s discount shop and will be transferred to the new location.
Both shops will be raising funds for some of the country’s most disadvantaged children. Val Newbold, the charity’s Regional Retail Manager said: “We’re delighted to open our doors to the people of Crewkerne and continue raising money for our work to tackle child poverty, abuse and neglect. We are on the look-out for volunteers and we hope customers enjoy our new premises as well as being able to bag a rock bottom bargain at our new ultra-affordable store.”
The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable. It also campaigns for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future. For more information on how to volunteer at the charity’s shop in Crewkerne, please call 01460 75165.