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Charity shop celebrates partnership with community centre

Celebrating their first birthday are the staff and volunteers at Shiney Things, part of the Shiney Row Access and Resource Point, in Beatrice Terrace, Shiney Row on Wednesday.

Celebrating their first birthday are the staff and volunteers at Shiney Things, part of the Shiney Row Access and Resource Point, in Beatrice Terrace, Shiney Row on Wednesday.

A CHARITY shop is marking a year since it began helping out a community centre which it shares a home with.

Shiney Things, which is part of Shiney Advice and Resource Project (Sharp) and is run by volunteers, was created last year.

Since then, sales of donated goods have generated thousands of pounds, which has then been put into the resource centre in Beatrice Terrace.

Coun John Scott and other dignitaries turned up as staff cut a cake to commemorate the occasion.

Community enterprise and volunteer manager, June Robinson, said: “We’re recycling a lot of goods and the profits are going into the wider project.

“We’ve made about £8,000 in the first year and considering it’s only a small space we are operating from, that’s a really good effort.”

Regular sales and tombolas are put on at Shiney Things, with the resource centre continuing to help people improve skills and find work.

“On the whole, the venture has been extremely successful,” added June. “We’re a multi-purpose site which is becoming a real focal point for the community.”

The project is open from 10am to 3pm on Monday to Friday.

For more details or to donate items to Shiney Things, call 385 6687, or go to www.shineyadvice.org.uk.

 

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