Shaw Trust has officially opened a new charity shop that will raise money to support people back into work in the Birkenhead area.
Councillor Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new shop on Claughton Road.Birkenhead and Tranmere Councillor Jean Stapleton joined the Leader of Wirral Council, John Canessa, Shaw Trust's Retail Director, staff and volunteers to celebrate the opening.
Shaw Trust is a national employment, learning and skills charity that helps people to realise their ambitions and gain greater independence.
The new charity shop sells a range of clothing, household items and furniture, with all proceeds going back into Shaw Trust's charitable work.
It offers one of the best opportunities in Birkenhead to find a great bargain. All the items have been donated for sale, and the shop is keen to receive more donations from the local community.
All Shaw Trust Charity Shops are staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff. The new Birkenhead shop will also offer training and job opportunities to help boost the job prospects of people experiencing unemployment in the local area.
Councillor Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council, said:
"It is great news that Shaw Trust has opened a charity shop in Birkenhead. Offering better opportunities for residents in Birkenhead to find work and achieve greater independence is important. Shaw Trust's new charity shop is a welcome addition to the town and I would encourage local people to consider volunteering at the shop."
John Canessa, Shaw Trust's Retail Director, said:
"Shaw Trust is delighted to open a new charity shop in Birkenhead. This is an exciting new charity shop, based right in the centre of the town, which sells a diverse range of affordable items. Residents who shop at our new store will be directly supporting Shaw Trust's projects aimed at helping people to realise their life and work ambitions."