Larger new home for expanding Sara Lee Trust charity shop

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The Sara Lee Trust charity shop is to move into bigger premises this weekend.

But shoppers won’t have far to go - the store is moving just a

few doors down from its current home in Western Road.

Dan Redsull, chief executive of the Sara Lee Trust said: “The need for our care and services continues to grow, and to fund any expansion of our services, we must grow our income accordingly.

“We are delighted to announce therefore that we will be relocating our Western Road premises from our current location of 77 Western Road, to larger premises at 61 Western Road which will open on Saturday February 28.

“This will allow us to increase the range of donated items for sale into larger items such as homeware and furniture ranges. All items sold at our charity shops have been donated and we would like to thank everyone who has made contributions and all our loyal customers for their continued support which allows us to provide essential care and support to local people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses”.

The Sara Lee Trust, an independent local charity which provides essential care and support services to people living in the Hastings and Rother area, currently operates four charity shops across Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill.The shop proceeds form a vital part of the Trust’s annual income. Linda Hodgson, Trust vice chair and volunteer, said: “The new premises provide the Trust with a wonderful opportunity to increase our income, enabling the Trust to invest further in its counselling and therapy services for local people who are living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We would like to thank local people for their continued support not only in terms of donations but also through volunteering in various capacities.

“We are very fortunate to have a team of Prince’s Trust volunteers helping us to refurbish the shop and prepare items for sale.

“They are all working very hard alongside our own staff and volunteers and the young people themselves will be opening the shop on Saturday February 28 at 10am.”