New second hand shop

Yvonne and Lynn outside the new shop
Yvonne and Lynn outside the new shop

Story: Michelle Cook • Photo: Richard Hanson

A new charity shop, Rainbow’s End Burngreave, is opening in Sorby House in the old Ladbrokes shop on Spital Hill. It will soon be a registered charity and is run by a group of local people.

After an Opening Event on 6th December, opening times will be Mon–Sat 10.30am–4.00pm and Fridays 12.00–6.00pm, depending on the availability of volunteers.

Volunteers are welcome from all sections of the community, whatever their experience, and will receive training to skill people up to support Burngreave’s local economy.

The 8-strong management group has spent a year preparing a feasibility study and business plan with small grant support from New Deal and business support from BiG and Nottingham Enterprise who are managing Sorby House. Members have also raised money from activities such as car boot sales.

Rainbow’s End Burngreave is a non-profit organisation and all proceeds will be used to support local people and community activities. Vice Chair, Yvonne, said, “Our ethos is based on the idea of a Community shop, run by local people for the local people, representative of the diversity of Burngreave.”

The Management Committee want to provide a range of quality affordable second hand goods and, as users of charity shops themselves, they understand what people want. They hope to have a diverse range of goods, reflecting our mixed community.

Already they have lots of support and interest from local people. Carwood TARA have donated unsold goods from their recent jumble sale and other goods have been given by many individuals.

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Yvonne Hayes 07954 149 297. To donate goods, contact Janet or Morag on 243 3137.

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