Please join us for the Grand Opening of our Pudsey Charity Shop!
The Brand New Pudsey Charity Shop will open its doors at
11am on Wednesday 25th July 17 Lidget Hill, Pudsey LS28 7LG
RSPCA Pudsey Shop on the move
On Wednesday July 25th at 11.00am the RSPCA will open the doors of its new shop located at 17, Lidget Hill, Pudsey LS28 7LG, just a short distance from the original shop at number 43, which first opened on the 24th March 1998.
The new shop which is four times larger than the old shop, has been fitted out to a high standard, will sell a mix of fashion clothing and accessories, media, household items and much more.
The shop will be managed by Margaret Kay who has worked for the RSPCA for 16 years, assisted by Ann Holey. Margaret said “We have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who are all excited to be moving to larger premises. We are looking forward to the challenge of running the new shop. We would like to thank all our customers for their loyal support over the last 20 years. Our new shop will provide even more bargains for our customers and a long awaited changing room.”
Guest of Honour at the opening will be Mrs. Mavis Beevers of Pudsey. Mavis took up the position of secretary of the then RSPCA Pudsey Auxiliary in 1968; she is a lifelong supporter of the RSPCA and still actively volunteers for the Branch when ever she can. Over the years Mavis has raised thousands of pounds for the then RSPCA Bradford Branch Animal Centre, which closed in 2016, however the branch continues and is now merged with Halifax, Huddersfield to form the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch.
RSPCA Branch Chairperson, Elizabeth Lindsay said, “Following the merger of the branches we soon recognised that the old shop in Pudsey was small and needed a complete refit, so we were lucky to find a new bigger shop close by which is much more suitable. We are constantly looking for opportunities to raise funds to ensure we can meet the welfare needs of the animals in our care and our charity shops are an essential part of our charitable business. Anyone who donates or purchases items from any of our shops can be certain that all profits go directly to care for animals in greatest need, many that have suffered from neglect and abuse in the hands of cruel owners”.
Volunteers are wanted to assist in the new shop; anyone with a couple of hours to spare should contact Margaret on 0113 236 1770 or call in at the shop which will be open Monday to Saturday 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch’s other shops are in Bradford City Centre, Cleckheaton, Brighouse, Halifax Town Centre, Hebden Bridge, Byram Street and Trinity Street, Huddersfield all selling quality clothes, books and bric-a-brac, in addition to the mini department store located at Queens Road, King Cross, Halifax
Five good reasons why charity shops are an asset to the local community: -
- Charity Shops help to recycle goods that would otherwise end up in landfill which accelerates climate change.
- They raise funds for their respective good causes making a real difference to millions of people and animals around the world.
- Reduce your carbon footprint - buying reusable goods reduces the use of packaging, transportation and the use of virgin material.
- They provide training, voluntary, and supportive paid work opportunities.
- And of course, they are great places to find unusual items at affordable prices.
Donations of clothing, accessories, books, music, bric-a-brac and household items can be dropped off at any of the RSPCA Charity Shops, larger items of furniture can be collected by arrangement, call 01422 362461
All the animals accepted into the animal centre have one thing in common they needed the help of the RSPCA. Some stayed in care for just a few days and others for several weeks or even months; there is no time limit. Profits from the shops ensure regular meals, veterinary care, grooming, training can be provided for the animals until they can be found new homes.
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