Pop-up proves popular
A pop-up store in Thornbury has proved an instant hit with shoppers in the town.
The shop, which supports the Thornbury Volunteer Centre, has been selling a wide range of good quality pre-owned goods, from clothing to furniture and toys. This year the operation is based at 11 St Mary Street.
Kim Webb, Development co-ordinator of Thornbury Volunteer Centre was delighted with the first day's trading; "The shop was packed from the moment we opened to when we shut at 4pm. The DVD's, clothes and bric-a-brac were popular and it was lovely to see some of our "regulars" supporting us again. We also had 3 new volunteers register which is an excellent start”.
The shop has been open in the week, and is scheduled to open again on Saturdays up to the 16 June. Organisers say it may open at other times as well.
The aim of the venture is to bring volunteering into the shopping centre, raise the profile of the Volunteer Centre, highlight local volunteering opportunities available and encourage more people to volunteer. The shop will also raise funds for the Volunteer Centre.