Age UK Todmorden shop reopens its doors in time for Spring and needs your support

Age UK has announced its shop in Todmorden will be reopening on April 12 following its temporary closure due to coronavirus restrictions.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 12:04 pm
Age UK Todmorden shop reopens its doors in time for Spring and needs your support

The Charity is looking forward to welcoming locals back to the shop, located on 10 Halifax road, OL14 5AD, Todmorden to pick up a bargain from one of the many items available in store, 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.

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.

Syed, Manager at the Age UK Todmorden shop, said: “We’re so excited to be able to open our doors again and can’t wait to welcome the local community back! As well as a wide range of bargains, we’ve also have a special offer on End of season clothing. All items purchased help raise much-needed funds for Age UK so it can continue supporting people in later life.

“We’re also appealing to anyone in Todmorden 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 Todmorden shop a call on 01706819780. Even small amounts of time can really make a huge difference.”

Sandra Hazel Duxbury, a volunteer at the Age UK Todmorden shop, said: “Volunteering with the Age UK shop in Todmorden 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 Todmorden shop will be open 9am-5pm on Monday, seven days a week.

To find out more about how Age UK’s shops, how the Charity has been helping older people during the pandemic and how you can help, please visit www.ageuk.org.uk