The Bristol superstore will be stocked with everything from furniture to electrical items, clothing, and soft furnishings
It also includes the Coffee Together cafe, with a range of barista hot drinks, sandwiches, salads, and a selection of healthy snacks.
Unit 2B, Brislington Retail Park, Bristol, BS4 5NG. – 0117 971 9744
LEADING CANCER SCIENTIST OPENS CHARITY SUPERSTORE IN BRISLINGTON
A LEADING cancer scientist whose work helps towards beating cancer in the city has officially opened the first Cancer Research UK superstore in Bristol.
The charity shop, which includes the Coffee Together café at Brislington Retail Park, sells everything from furniture to electrical items, clothing and soft furnishings, gifts, and women’s, men’s, and children’s wear.
Professor Richard Martin, who is based at the University of Bristol has been studying lifestyle cancers for many years and the habits and behaviours that lead people to get the disease.
His team’s mission is to help reduce the number of people who get cancer, working with large-scale population studies and sophisticated genetic profiling to dig deep into what can cause cancer to develop and progress.
Staff and volunteers are looking forward to meeting customers as the superstore will also be a place to relax and unwind once restrictions are eased.
There is a coffee shop, aptly named Coffee Together, on the premises selling a range of barista-made coffees, teas, hot chocolate, sandwiches, wraps, and salads as well as a selection of healthy snacks and fruit, cakes, and tray bakes.
Josephine Mewett, Head of Retail Operations at Cancer Research UK, explained.
“Cancer Research UK funds nearly 50 percent of the cancer research in the UK. Every day, every pound counts, so I hope people in Bristol will support this new superstore so that we can help keep making new discoveries.
She added: “To save lives tomorrow, we need the public’s support today. Our shops across the country typically contribute more than £25million every year to vital research, Cancer Research UK has suffered a dramatic loss of income since they were forced to close at the end of March, so to have a new superstore open in the South West is worth celebrating.”
Store manager, Iain Brimecome added: “Money raised at this store and all the other Cancer Research UK shops, will help more people survive cancer and that’s why we need people to support it, by shopping here and donating goods.”
“As a Bristol resident, I am delighted to be the manager here. I hope people will pop in and discover the huge range of quality items on offer at bargain prices. There’s plenty of free parking right outside, so it is easy to drop off any unwanted items to donate to us.
With four more retail superstores planned in the UK by April next year, the charity relies on public support to continue its life-saving work.
The Brislington superstore will be open from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, Monday to Saturday and 10 am-4 pm on Sunday.
For more information about Cancer Research UK visit www.cruk.org/shops or follow @CRUKshops on Twitter.