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Home make-over by British Heart Foundation

Ruth
October 8, 2019
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Here we have an excellent example of how anyone could makeover a room or home using only charity shop purchases. BHF has created a modern, natural look, have opened up the spaces and brought some flow and harmony to the house. ————————————————- I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S SECOND-HAND! HOME MAKEOVER WITH ITEMS BOUGHT ONLY FROM CHARITY SHOPS... Read more »

St Helena Hospice’s new Vintage shop is now open in Colchester

Ruth
October 24, 2019
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A shop re-location has resulted in a very inspiring retro and vintage show-stopper, with real  “ curb appeal “ ——————————————————- St Helena Hospice’s new Vintage shop is now open on Sir Isaac’s Walk! Five long-serving volunteers (each with over 30 years of service under their belt) cut the ribbon to declare the new vintage shop... Read more »

Wixams Retirement Village – Extracare Charitable Trust

Ruth
October 1, 2019
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Wixams ” Retirement Village ”  near Bedford is the 15th such village opened by the Extracare Charitable Trust.  Another unique design, bright and spacious, with lots of facilities and it definitely has the  “ feel-good factor “    ——————————————————————-   Wixams Retirement Village officially opened Newly-wed 80-year-old David Hope says he’s found his “dream home” as... Read more »

Emmaus, Fishergate, Preston – Make-Over

Ruth
September 17, 2019
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Re-styled to a modern high standard and re-stocked, including retro & vintage, lots for house and home, and clothing for all the family, the Emmaus Fishgate, Preston store has to be worth a visit. ————————————————————————————————   Preston Fishergate store transformed for Recycle Week 2019 Formerly homeless people, supported by local charity Emmaus Preston, have teamed... Read more »

Tie Dye with DYLON Dyes

Ruth
August 8, 2019
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We are very pleased to have a guest BLOG from the world-renowned Dye’s people Dylon, giving us a modern take on tie-dye.  Dylon brings their vast experience with dying including practical tips and advice, and we hope to have more from them in the future. ——————————————————- Here’s how to get this season’s sustainable must-have look... Read more »

Emmaus Colchester ” Home Store ” refurb

Ruth
July 3, 2019
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NOW OPEN – the newly refurbed Emmaus “ Home Store “ on Colchester High St. You can’t fail to be inspired by the imaginative and flamboyant displays which really do engage customers,  and with such an interesting range of goods on offer you’re sure to find something unique for your home and garden.   *************************************... Read more »

Marie Curie Boutique – Alderley Edge

Ruth
June 14, 2019
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Alderley Edge is a picturesque and affluent Cheshire village, and this has helped it to maintain a healthy High St.  The Marie Curie shop has been recently upgraded and re-styled into a modern and chic boutique full of fab designer goods to tempt customers. ————————————————————————— Marie Curie shop in Alderley Edge re-launches as a designer boutique... Read more »

Julia’s House Boutique – Shaftesbury

Ruth
June 5, 2019
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Shaftesbury has a new Boutique store on its wonderfully old-fashioned High Street.  The Julia’s House boutique has taken up residence side by side with the Towns refreshing mix of individual shops, and popular weekly market.  This charming boutique has been well presented with good lighting eye-catching displays and I am sure will be a great... Read more »

Home by Scope

Ruth
April 4, 2019
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A new innovative retail concept from Scope,  “ Home By Scope “  is a large retail space offering a traditional charity shop plus furniture, home interiors and home electrical’s all under one roof.   It also offers a great selection of mobility and disability aids and is a Donation Centre,  all of which means it... Read more »

Hospice shop cashes in on rubbish – St Davids Hospice, Llandudno

Ruth
May 9, 2019
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A very successful initiative from St David’s Hospice, Llandudno, turning peoples un-wanted items into new items that they can then sell at a profit,  ideal really everyone wins. Hospice shop cashes in on rubbish The St David’s Hospice Reuse Shop, based at Conwy County Borough Council’s Household Recycling Centre in Mochdre, North Wales has raised... Read more »