The provision of holiday donations and free transport needs the charity to fund raise, and the majority of our income is provided by our two charity shop.
Our charity shop in Melrosegate, York has been doing excellent business ever since it opened in 2012. Located in a block of shops at the junction of Hull Road and Melrosegate, the shop is ideally located for both the local population and the many students at York University.
Opened, by Elly Fiorentini of Radio York in April of that year, the shop has been the backbone of our income bringing in a net figure of around £35,000 each year.
The shop has around 20 volunteers and takes a wide range of donations, including small electrical goods and payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.
OPENING HOURS 09.30 TO 16.30 (16.00 SAT) MON TO SAT
Elly opening the shop in 2012
Shop opening on 31st July 2017
SMIDDY HILL, PICKERING
Our shop at Smiddy Hill, Pickering came on board at the beginning of July 2017, it underwent refurbishment before opening to the public. The official opening was performed by Alan Bott's daughter, Margaret.
Since it opened, this shop has acquired a steady clientele and from April 2018 onwards has increased its opening hours to cope with demand. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.
OPENING HOURS: 10.00 TO 16.00 MON TO SAT
The future of our charity relies heavily on the success of our two shops as they supply the majority of income to pay for the services we provide. And, of course, the shops in turn rely on the volunteers who give up some of their time to support what we do.
It is true to say, without volunteers, we would not exist.
Therefore, if you would like to volunteer at either of our shops, we would be delighted to welcome you on board. For details please see our "CONTACT" page.