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Housing charity Shelter opens in Fishergate Shopping Centre

Posted on - 14th August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Shelter furniture shop

Preston shoppers can now improve their homes while helping someone else keep theirs.

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A new furniture store has been launched by housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, in Fishergate Shopping Centre.

After opening on Thursday 9 August, the store offers a range of high quality bargains available at a fraction of their original cost.

A large selection of clothing, accessories, homeware and books, which have been donated, can also be purchased.

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You can grab sofas from £100, dining tables and chairs from £50 and vintage items like wall units and tea sets.

Shelter helps millions of people each year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services.

Now the charity is calling on the people of Preston to visit the shop for a browse, and consider sparing a few hours volunteering.

Shelter furniture shop

Shelter’s Head of Services, Alison Mohammed, said: “I’m delighted to be opening this fantastic store here in Preston. Eight families in the North West become homeless every day and this new furniture shop will raise vital funds to help us support even more families.

“We can’t do it alone, which is why we’re calling on the generous Preston community to volunteer a few hours of their time, donate good quality items or grab a bargain.”

People visiting the store will be able to access a computer and helpline if they need support to understand their housing rights.

Following on from successful projects in other Shelter furniture shops, some of the donated stock will be assembled into packs for people who have been homeless and are moving into a new home.

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You get in touch about flexible volunteering opportunities, or to donate furniture, by calling the shop on 01772 970692.

Furniture collections are free and arranged to suit you.

The store opens daily from 9am – 6pm, with late night opening until 8pm on a Thursday, and 11am – 5pm on Sundays.

Have you seen the new Shelter furniture shop? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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