New charity shop aims to put proceeds back into community

Renew shop coming to Boston

Renew shop coming to Boston

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A charity is hoping the opening of its new shop in Boston will help many people and plough money back into the local community.

After months of effort, Renew has finally managed to find premises in Emery Lane in the old Yates and Greenhough shop.

The shop, which is run by volunteers, will take in donations from the 
public of good quality unwanted furniture and white goods which it sells for affordable prices, 
putting the proceeds 
back into community 
projects.

Renew has a similar shop in Louth which it says is very successful.

Mark Egan, chief executive officer of the Living Well Project which oversees Renew, said: “The money we will raise helps us with projects such as a mediation programme to help people facing divorce and their children.

“We are also hoping to run a community dance project for young people in Boston.

He added: “The shop will benefit a lot of people.

“We have acquired end-of-line products which can sell for a third of the usual price.

“We have good quality second-hand washing machines for £30-£50 and under-counter fridges 
for £75.

“Those who do not have a lot of money will get good quality used furniture and bargain-hunters will love us too.

“We will also deliver free of charge to people in the Boston area.”

The charity would 
like to hear from people 
who can volunteer in the shop and drivers and driver’s 
mates to help with collection and deliveries in the Boston area.

It is also looking for donations of unwanted furniture and white goods and will collect free of charge at a time and day to suit the customer.

All electrical items are tested for safety before being put on sale.

The shop is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

For more details 
telephone Renew on 01205 838604.