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Wellingborough charity shop are proud to resist the challenges of the high street

On 18th May 2018, The Salvation Army Charity Shop in Wellingborough will celebrate 25 years of trading, demonstrating that not all high street shops are in trouble.

To mark the occasion, shop manager Gemma Brierley is holding a party for staff, volunteers and customers, with a specially made celebration cake and 25% everything in store on 18th and 19th May.

Gemma said: “I’m very excited about our 25th anniversary. In a time where many high street shops are struggling, these milestones are really important to us. I want to thank all of my volunteers for the hard work they put in each week, and our loyal customers for supporting us.

“I think the reason we have survived for so long is the customer service we strive to provide. We have built relationships with our customers and know them very well. We are part of the community now.”

The charity shop, located on Market Street, Wellingborough, offers a value concept, where all preloved items are £3 or under, which could be another reason the shop has managed to compete with the other high street stores.

During its 25 years of service to Wellingborough, it has welcomed many residents of the town as volunteers, including Mark Smith who has been a committed volunteer for 20 years.

Profit made by the store is used to support The Salvation Army’s work in the UK with vulnerable and disadvantaged people, including those experiencing homelessness, addiction, poverty and unemployment.

Shop: Wellingborough