Charity shop starts drive

Daryn Wood
ONE man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so Cheshire Homes has opened a charity shop in Bloomingdales Shopping Centre to sell odds and ends in order to raise funds for the Cleary Estate Cheshire Homes.
A charity shop was started two years ago at the Northern Areas home, but not much money was being raised.
The home, which accommodates 42 impoverished disabled adults, has struggled to survive and the need for increased income has become critical in recent months, Cheshire Homes Eastern Province branch coordinator Hilary Bolton said.
“We have always dreamt of having a ‘city’ shop, and this dream was realised when we opened our Cleary Cheshire Charity Shop – the little shop in the corner – at the beginning of this month. The community has been wonderful in terms of their support and friendship and we believe that our little shop will not only be a blessing to our Cleary Home but to all out patrons,” she said.
She has appealed to the community to donate any unwanted items such as kitchen utensils, crockery, pots, pans, clothing, linen and books. Items can be delivered to Bolton or dropped off at the charity shop.
Contact Bolton on 082-789-4302.

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