Age UK Sleaford shop is reopening its doors in time for spring and needs your support

Age UK has announced its Sleaford shop will be reopening on April 12 in line with the govwernment’s roadmap for lifting coronavirus restrictions following its temporary closure.

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The charity is looking forward to welcoming locals back to the shop on Southgate to pick up a bargain including clothing, accessories, books, toys and homeware.

Safety measures will once again be in place to protect customers, volunteers and staff, such as social distancing and sanitiser stations, and staff and volunteers will have the required safety equipment when interacting with customers.

Allyson Rollitt, Manager at the Age UK Sleaford shop, said: “We’re so excited to be able to open our doors again and can’t wait to welcome the local community back. We have loads of amazing bargains in store including clothing, accessories, books and bric a brac. We also have a special end of season sale.”

Age UK shops help raise vital funds for the charity’s work and services supporting older people, which have been a lifeline for older people during lockdown and throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Older people are among those hit hardest by the pandemic and Age UK’s services faced unprecedented demand when the crisis began. As the impacts of coronavirus continue, Age UK’s Information and Advice, and Friendship services, will carry on being there to provide essential guidance, support and reassurance for older people.

Allyson said: “We’re also appealing to anyone in Sleaford who may be able to give up some time to help out by volunteering at the shop. We depend on the support of volunteers, so if you have found yourself with more free time and think you can help us, please give the Age UK Sleaford shop a call on 01529 304655. Even small amounts of time can really make a huge difference.”

Yvonne, a volunteer at the Sleaford shop, said: “Volunteering with the Age UK shop in Sleaford is really enjoyable. As well as doing a variety of different tasks in the shop, I meet new people every day. I have made good friends with both the shop team and people in the local community and would encourage anyone thinking of signing up to give volunteering a go. It’s great to know you are making a difference and giving something back.”

The Age UK Sleaford shop will be open 9am-5pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. To find out more visit www.ageuk.org.uk

To donate visit www.ageuk.org.uk/appeal