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Upcycling gems on offer during discount Saturday at Preston charity superstore

Posted on - 14th October, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Preston News
Some of the upcycled items
Some of the upcycled items

The biggest charity furniture store in the UK is holding a discount sale.

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Emmaus Preston’s superstore off North Road in what was the B&Q store.

The charity, which helps give formerly homeless people a fresh start, is joining Social Saturday – a nationwide upcycling movement.

A group of upcyclers have transformed 10 items of furniture.

Read more: Exploring inside the UK’s largest charity superstore

The money raised by the sale of the upcycled pieces will be used by Emmaus to help homeless people off the streets.

Looking down on the Emmaus megastore
Looking down on the Emmaus megastore

Emmaus operates as a social enterprise and a community with those living within it working for their accommodation as part of running their charity shops.

Damien, a companion of Emmaus Preston, said: “We invited 10 local upcyclers to transform an item of donated second-hand furniture. Participants had three weeks to complete the makeover before bringing it back for sale at the Emmaus Preston Charity Megastore.

“The items are for sale from Social Saturday and the winner will be the person who adds the most value to the item.”

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The charity superstore is also offering 10 per cent off throughout Saturday (14 October).

Director of Emmaus Preston Stephen Buchanan said: “Social enterprise is such an important element of the Emmaus model as it offers so much to the people we support, the sustainability of our charity and the public. This Social Saturday we are giving people a chance to support our work by purchasing unique items and giving an added discount to the already great value furniture we stock.”

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