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Fresh Start Charity Shop opens its doors!

On Tuesday 20th April, the Fresh Start Charity Shop opened its doors at Unit 2, Kersey Mill.

 

The shop, which has been set up to raise funds for Hadleigh Foodbank Charity, is well stocked with a wide range of previously owned clothing, accessories, children's toys, homewares and bric-a-brac.

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Hadleigh Food Bank Charity Founder, Angela Gregg, outside the new shop at Unit 2 Kersey Mill with volunteer Ken Brown

picture by Mark Westley

To help launch Fresh Start Charity Shop, Hadleigh Foodbank Charity Founder & Trustee, Angela Gregg invited reporter, Thomas Malina, from the Suffolk Free Press down to Kersey Mill for a discussion about the new venture. Angela went on to say...

 

“The opportunity came up to take on one of the units at Kersey Mill and I decided it would be a good location for a charity shop. Kersey Mill is a beautiful setting and there’s free parking, which is a great bonus. I think charity shops are the up-and-coming high street business, because a lot of people haven’t got as much money as they did before Covid, so it’s somewhere people can go to get a really good bargain.”

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The official opening of Fresh Start Charity Shop to raise funds for Hadleigh Foodbank Charity

picture by Mark Westley

Angela commented “when we first got the foodbank up and running, we were delivering to about 10 families, and now we’re delivering to 52 families every week. The demand and the need is clearly growing because of Covid-19 and the pressures that have come along with that. We’ve had amazing support. Our thanks to Morrisons, Co-op, Fairshare and the community of Hadleigh – their support has been really great”.

All proceeds raised from the new shop will go towards Hadleigh Foodbank, which provides food aid to struggling individuals and families in Hadleigh and the surrounding villages, including Aldham, Boxford, Elmsett, Layham, and Raydon.

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Angela checking the stock at the Foodbank

picture by Mark Westley