Cancer Research Uk opened Superstore number 31, located in Swindon
Unit 7, Greenbridge Retail Park, Swindon, SN3 3SG – 01793 431820
The Greenbridge Retail Park is a popular shopping and social destination and is well-placed adjacent to the A4312 Drakes Way and within 4 miles of the M4 motorway.
YOUNG CANCER PATIENT OPENS CANCER RESEARCH UK’S LATEST CHARITY SUPERSTORE
Becky Bowes, aged 22, will cut the ribbon at the official opening ceremony of one of the largest Cancer Research UK superstores at Greenbridge Retail Park in Swindon on Thursday 27 October.
Crowds queuing to pick up bargains at the new store cheered as Becky snipped the ribbon and declared the store
The superstore – one of the biggest Cancer Research UK stores in the area and with over 14,000 items of clothing, books, and household items is more than five times the size of a traditional Cancer Research UK shop.
It has a huge selection of items at discount prices. It is part of a plan to meet customer demand for more accessible stores with easy access and plenty of parking.
Clothing, homeware, books, toys, and electrical goods are all priced at £5 or less, with higher value items, such as furniture, identified with a golden ticket. All profits raised will go towards funding Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work to help more men, women, and children survive the disease. The store can also deliver furniture for a delivery charge and collect furniture free of charge.
For Becky, her road to recovery has been difficult. Being diagnosed with stage 3 thyroid cancer at the start of the lockdown in March 2020 not long after her 20th birthday meant being isolated from her family too.
Every year 36,300 people are diagnosed with cancer in the South West.
While 2022 marks the charity’s 20th anniversary, its history dates back to the founding of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in 1902. During this time, its work has led to more than 50 cancer drugs used across the UK – and around the world – from widely used chemotherapies to new-generation precision treatments.
Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. But more funds and supporters are needed to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
More volunteers are needed to help run the new Swindon superstore. Flexible hours are available, and anyone interested in volunteering is invited to call into the shop to find out more. The shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am until 6 pm, and Sundays from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Donations of good-quality clothes, shoes, bags are being taken by the store. Each bag of donated clothes is worth up to £25 – even more if supporters sign up for Gift Aid. The new superstore also offers free collection for donated items of furniture and has a community space which is free to use.