Preston shoppers can now grab a bargain in time for Christmas after a new Derian House charity shop opened in Preston city centre.Advertisement
Derian House provide respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people across the North West.
Leo Cliffe, one of the young people cared for by the children’s charity, cut the ribbon to officially declare the new store open this morning.
Leo, 20, said: “I love coming to Derian House because it gives me a chance to meet up with my friends and have fun. The staff are lovely and it feels like home.”
Shoppers had been waiting outside the store all morning after its opening on Monday 7 December eager to grab a bargain at the new shop, which has been described as ‘not your usual charity shop.’
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The store is bright and airy and focuses on high quality pre-loved furniture, designer clothing, vintage jewellery and handbags.
There’s also toys, electrical goods, music and a whole range of brand new Christmas decorations and trinkets.
Located on Fishergate (opposite KFC) the shop is the charity’s first city centre location.
Leo was joined by the charity’s patron, TV star and performer Kiki Deville, who helped mark the official opening in style.
Kiki, whose baby son Dexter was cared for at Derian House, said: “My message for shoppers is that you really need to come down, there are so many bargains at the new shop – and loads of designer items too.
“We really need your support at the moment because we’ve not been able to have any fundraising events so the shop is really helping keep Derian afloat. So come down and do some shopping.”
All profits from the new shop will go towards helping care for more than 400 babies, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses from across the North West.
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The charity is looking for volunteers to help run the new shop, especially people with experience in the customer services industry or a background in volunteering.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Fran Lees on 01257 233 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations are also welcome, with a free furniture collection service offered. To arrange please call 01257 485 823, email email@example.com, or WhatsApp 07912 217028.
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