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Children’s charity aiming to recruit volunteers to help out at new shop in Lichfield

A children’s charity is appealing for volunteers to work at its new store in Lichfield.

The official opening of the new Barnardo's shop in Lichfield

The official opening of the new Barnardo’s shop in Lichfield

The Barnardo’s charity shop, in the Three Spires Shopping Centre, was officially opened by the Mayor of Lichfield, Cllr Janice Greaves, on Saturday (April 28).

More than 550 people went through the doors on the first day of trading, with clothing, furniture and homeware among the items on offer.

Jason Worley, area business manager for Barnardo’s, said: “We are thrilled with the support we’ve received from local people in Lichfield on our opening weekend.

“The shop is in a great position at the Three Spires Shopping Centre for people to come in and have a browse.

“We are now recruiting for volunteers to help us run the store and anyone interested, even if you only have a couple of hours a week to spare, can come in to meet the team and pick up an application form.

“We are also asking for people in Lichfield to donate their pre-loved items to us, including any good quality clothing, accessories, furniture and homeware.

“We run a local furniture collection and delivery service to make life easier for our donors, so please get in touch to find out more.”

Lisa Prokopiou, Three Spires Shopping Centre Manager, added: “The incredible work the charity does for children is inspiring and an invaluable resource for the community, so it is a privilege to be able to support its new store.

“Our customers will thoroughly enjoy the broad choice of goods on offer and will help make the shop a huge success.”

For more information about volunteering at the shop, visit www.barnardos.org.uk/shop.

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5 Comments

  1. Darryl Godden

    1st May, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Another charity shop…

    Nothing against Banardos, but what are 3 Spires/LDC doing to attract people to set-up bespoke businesses in Lichfield?

    Business rates and rent are only good if people are willing to pay them, empty units generate nothing.

  2. Ann

    1st May, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Answer! Not a lot Darryl, but LDC have plans to build a new shopping centre……………. eventually, no doubt creating more empty shops.

  3. Darryl Godden

    1st May, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Indeed Ann, 10 years+ and counting.

  4. Nodge

    1st May, 2018 at 8:48 am

    3 Spires lost another tenant at the weekend with Game closing down in Lichfield (for now, apparently) – I won’t hold my breath about anything independent or semi-unique opening up in its place. Another vape shop, cafe, hair salon, bookies, Greggs… did I miss anything?

  5. Steve

    1st May, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Debenhams profits have dropped by 85% this year. There could be another large empty shop space there soon.

    I genuinely believe some of these stores will start to be redeveloped into housing/ apartments and eventually the vast majority of stores will be replaced by some form of residential premises.

    What! has become housing. B&M car park, if rumour is to be believed, will soon become housing. The library is going to become apartments (thank god that has been safeguarded for future generations).

    Friarsgate, do not have money to build a shopping centre. I am sure they will suddenly have enough to build homes and apartments……

    I know a lot of people who used to come to Lichfield for shopping, but no longer bother. Poor and congested roads, expensive parking, poor bus connections and a train line that is regularly broken.

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