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Harrogate charity's furniture shop set to re-open

Harrogate charity's furniture shop set to re-open

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 6:45am 2nd August 2020.

After being closed during the lockdown, the popular warehouse at Disability Action Yorkshire will be back open from Tuesday (4th August).

  • The second-hand furniture store in Hornbeam Park raises vital funds to support the charity's work
  • It also provides retail and customer service training opportunities for the charity's learners
  • A one-way system and regular cleaning will be in place at the warehouse when it re-opens it's doors.

A Harrogate charity’s popular second-hand furniture warehouse will be back in business from this coming Tuesday (4th August).

In addition to generating much-needed income for Hornbeam Park-based Disability Action Yorkshire, the social enterprise is used as a training ground for young disabled people learning retail and customer experience skills.

It has also been a favourite haunt for TV prop buyers, with pieces acquired over the years appearing in a succession of well-known productions including Shameless, EastEnders, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesman and Sunburn.

The salesroom will be open from 10am until 2pm, Mondays to Fridays, and from 2pm until 3pm, Mondays to Fridays, for donations.

As with all other retail outlets, customers will be required to wear face masks and observe social distancing measures to ensure the safety of customers, staff and learners alike.

 

 

Jackie Snape, Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive, said:

“We are really looking forward to reopening our furniture warehouse next week.

“It is hugely important to the charity as it is not only gives us a vital source of income, it provides invaluable training opportunities for our learners, and offers them hands-on retail and customer service experience.

“Since we were forced to close the operation down, we have lost more than £12k in revenue, money which would otherwise be used to fund our services to disabled people.”

In addition to furniture for the office and home, the facility sells ornaments, books, DVDs, clothes, games and jigsaws.

Jackie added:

“We have introduced a one-way system around the warehouse for customers, and there will be regular cleaning, quarantining of all donations, and fogging at the end of every day.

“And whilst we won’t initially be able to collect or deliver items, we will be reviewing this later in the month.”

Further information about Disability Action Yorkshire, is available from its website, www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk