We are committed to recycling absolutely everything in the shop. Any unsold household items are passed to a children’s charity and our unsold clothing goes to a variety of places.
Warm coats go to the homeless, new baby things to very young or abused mothers in the maternity ward at St. Mary’s.
Our best unsold clothes are sent to aid the work of the Air Ambulance. All other clothing is sent to a distribution area for sending to 3rd world countries or for recycling.
We have been able to offer support to abused men and women who have needed help with household and personal items as well as provide Christmas presents for a family at very short notice.
We have recently established links with Music Magpie which will allows us to offer more opportunities to the whole of the community - to recycle, using our shop as the collecting point.
Onwards and upwards, so watch this space!
ALL our profits are given away to local and national charities and to aid WBUC in their work in the community. We have a list in the shop of the several charities we support each year.
Please note the list of charities will vary annually.
We have a dedicated team of volunteers that includes shop and Financial Managers, a management team and we are governed by Trustees. We are an ethically run shop with an emphasis on caring. As a church-based enterprise, we know how important it is for our customers to have a place where they can call in for a chat and not necessarily make a purchase. We support the elderly, those with dementia, the lonely, bereaved, those with mental health issues. We offer support and listen to both them and their carers. We are the corner shop of the old days where people can drop in and feel wanted. You might come in as a customer but you will leave as a friend.