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Donations flood into new Pewsham Barnardo's store
9:00am Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
Children's charity Barnardo’s has opened its first fundraising shop in north Wiltshire and has been delighted by the response.
The new store in Pewsham, Chippenham, next to Tesco Express, aims to raise tens of thousands of pounds every year to support vulnerable young people across the UK.
Even before it opened for the first time on Saturday morning, it had received several offers of help.
Barnardo’s regional manager Sara Gifford said: “Some were bringing in their boxes of donations, others were asking if they could lend a hand as volunteers. It was a great start.”
But more volunteers are still welcome to call in, she said. The new shop is open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm and on Sunday 10am-4pm, and welcomes donations of good-quality clothes, books, toys, games, DVDs and CDs.