The Salvation Army opened its latest charity shop in Langley Mill last week. Located at 7 The Acorn Shopping Centre, this is the first time the charity has opened a shop on a retail park.
The doors were officially opened at 10.30am on Tuesday 31 May by The Salvation Army’s Major Mark Holder and the ceremony was attended by Majors Ruth and Tim Dykes from the nearby Salvation Army in Ripley.
The Langley Mill Salvation Army charity shop will play a vital role in raising millions of pounds each year to help vulnerable people in communities across the UK.
Major Tim said: “I was impressed by how good the shop looked. The team of staff and volunteers clearly did a fantastic job with the displays in a very short space of time.”
He added: “I’m delighted with the location for the shop here in Langley Mill – with its sister charity shop in Eastwood and our centre in Ripley, we are really going to be able to strengthen The Salvation Army’s presence in the community.”
The new team at Langley Mill, run by manager Christine Spencer, is appealing for good quality donations, including clothes and homeware. With the summer holiday season fast-approaching, Christine is on the look-out for summer essentials.
She said: “We’ve got some great summer reads already in stock – all on a three-for-two offer. Plus we have lots of summer clothes for when the sun comes out! But we want to keep our stock levels up, so we’re urging people to donate – don’t throw away - if they’re clearing out last year’s summer books and clothing.”
The Langley Mill Salvation Army shop is located at 7 The Acorn Shopping Centre, Langley Mill, NG16 4AF.