We’re back in business

Project Colt, Elland, has had a new floor intalled in its sales room after flood damage. Staff in the sales room with (front left) Colt Enterprise director Mary Spencer
Project Colt, Elland, has had a new floor intalled in its sales room after flood damage. Staff in the sales room with (front left) Colt Enterprise director Mary Spencer

A CHARITY which had to close its doors for two months after its shop was devastated by floods is desperate for its customers to return.

The Project Colt second-hand furniture salesroom at Bridgefield Mills, Elland Bridge, was full of furniture, electrical goods and household goods ready to be sold to fund their vital work helping drug and alcohol-dependants. Then during the cold winter months, their pipes burst and the sprinklers completely flooded their showroom.

Thousands of pounds of goods were destroyed and the salesroom has to close its doors for two months.

Also destroyed were the training rooms where drug and alcohol dependants get help to overcome their addiction. But now, thanks to plenty of hard work and a whopping donation, they are open again and looking better than ever.

Staff, volunteers and Community Payback members have remained hard at work, restoring the salesroom to its former glory and restocking the mill.

They were helped on their way by a donation of £10,000 of industrial carpet tiles to recover the entire floor space.

Director Mary Spencer said: “The premises are now looking better than they were before!”

“The flood came at a time when it could ill-afford to lose money and our much valued customers. This has had a massive negative financial impact on the charity,” she said.

“We’re doing out best to be self-supporting so that the cuts don’t affect the work they are doing to assist drug and alcohol dependants to get back into mainstream life,” she said.

But they need their customers to return, dig deep and help them out.

“We hope the public will respond to our urgent need by coming and having a look at the goods we have on sale so we can carry on our good work,” said Mary.

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