Community group sets up charity furniture shop

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 September 2012

Highbridge Residents Association members Tina Gray (right) and Kim Chatwin with Somerset County Councillor John Woodman outside the new store.

Highbridge Residents Association members Tina Gray (right) and Kim Chatwin with Somerset County Councillor John Woodman outside the new store.

Tina Gray

A COMMUNITY group aims set up a new store next month which will sell second hand furniture to people on low incomes.

The Highbridge Residents Association is currently in the process of securing a lease on a store in Morland Road.

The group has started the not or profit project to allow people to purchase donated furniture through a £2 yearly membership fee.

Tina Gray, member of the residents association, said: “With the support of councillor John Woodman we are now in talks with Sedgemoor District Council to secure the lease on the shop which has been closed for a long time now.

“People on benefits, including pension credits and those on low incomes will be entitled to full use.”

Tina said the group hopes to be able to open the doors of the store which will be called Highbridge Furniture Ltd next month, with the exact date to be agreed on soon.

She said: “Opening times will be Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am-5pm. We are still looking for donations of office supplies, volunteers, a new alarm system with cctv and sign writing.

“What is most needed is a van to collect and deliver the furniture as we are unable to receive furniture until after the lease is signed.”

To find out more information or volunteer contact Tina on 07907356690 or email highbridgefurniture@yahoo.co.uk

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