Tuesday 14th August 2012 4:27 PM
Lighting Up A New Beginning At The RSPCA Trinity Street Clearance Charity Shop at 11.00 am on Wednesday August 15th 2012
Although the Olympics Games may be over, the light will be burning on when one of the Olympic torches carried through Huddersfield will be at the RSPCA Trinity Street Charity Shop in Huddersfield to mark the re-opening of the shop on Wednesday August 15th at 11.00am, as the first RSPCA Clearance Shop where shoppers can bag lots of bargains.
Diane Whitehead, Retail Co-Ordinator for the Branch said " We have decided to convert our Trinity Street Shop in to a Clearance store so we can maximise the income from the donations of clothing given by our generous supporters; the goods on sale will be perfectly useable but for one reason or another just haven't sold in our other shops and rather than see them end up in landfill we are offering them at bargain prices at this shop."
Kath Airey, Branch Treasurer said "We want the public to know just how much we appreciate their support and donations of goods to all our Charity Shops, and they can be assured that profits go directly to fund the welfare and needs of the animals in our care at the RSPCA Animal Centre and with fosterers throughout the Calderdale and Huddersfield area. We are currently seeing an increase in neglect and suffering, and recently have had two incidences of kittens being thrown in to rubbish skips, fortunately they were rescued and are now in our care until they are old enough and strong enough to be re-homed, its very sad that they were thrown away like rubbish."
The branch operates six other shops which are located in Brighouse, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Ripponden and the Packhorse Centre Huddersfield all selling quality clothes, books and bric-a-brac, in addition to the mini department store located at Queens Road, King Cross, Halifax which specializes in furniture and bridal wear.
Donations of clothing, accessories, books, music, bric-a-brac and household items can be dropped off at any of the RSPCA Charity Shops, larger items of furniture can be collected by arrangement. There are also volunteering opportunities at all the shops, anyone interested should just call in to any of the shops offer their help.
During 2011 the branch accepted over 1000 animals into their care, they all had one thing in common they needed the help of the RSPCA. Some stayed in care for just a few days and others for several weeks or even months; there is no time limit. Profits from the shops ensure regular meals, veterinary care, grooming, training can be provided for the animals until they can be found new homes.
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch is an independent registered charity and is responsible for raising income to support the operational costs of the RSPCA Animal Centre, located at Wade Street, Halifax; it does not receive direct income from the National RSPCA, nor does it receive grant or government funding.
Further information in connection with this press release or to arrange a media opportunity please contact Kath Airey on 07796 543303 or Diane Whitehead on 07772 702450 or 01422 341160
Five good reasons why charity shops are an asset to the local community
- Charity Shops help to rehome goods that's would otherwise end up in landfill which accelerates climate change.
- They raise funds for their respective good causes making a real difference to millions of people and animals around the world.
- Reduce your carbon footprint - buying reusable goods reduces the use of packaging, transportation and the use of virgin material.
- They provide training, voluntary, and supportive paid work opportunities.
- And of course they are great places to find unusual items at affordable prices.
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