Dozens of eager bargain hunters gathered at the new Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd charity shop in Mexborough to celebrate its first day of trading as the shop at 43-54 High Street opened its doors to the public.
The opening ceremony was a huge success with Mexborough’s vibrant local community as The Salvation Army’s Yorkshire shops chaplain, Major Ray Mackereth, cut the ribbon to officially open the new shop.
The till was ringing, with the team putting through 75 transactions in the first hour of opening alone, as dozens of people come in through the doors to explore the bargains on offer, helping to raise valuable money for The Salvation Army.
Area Manager, Linda Mayers, was delighted to see so many members of the local community coming together: “We’re really pleased to be establishing a stronger presence in the town, and it’s fantastic to see the shop being so well received by the people of Mexborough who joined us to show their support for The Salvation Army.”
Linda continued: “We are always looking for volunteers at the shop and we’d like to encourage anybody interested to pop in and talk to our friendly staff. There’s a whole range of tasks to get involved with, including merchandising, steaming and hanging clothes, ticketing and coding and we provide training on all aspects of the work. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers, so if you think you can spare any time at all, from a few hours to a few days a week, please do get in touch.
“We’re always grateful to accept donations from the public, whether it’s clothes, shoes, accessories or homewares. We only ask that items are clean and in good condition.”