Bluebell Wood to reopen much-loved Chapeltown charity shop

31st July 2020

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is delighted to announce its much-loved Chapeltown charity shop will be reopening on the 8th August.

The charity has been busy carefully planning and preparing a phased reopening of its network of shops across South Yorkshire since lockdown began to ease.

Bluebell Wood’s Dinnington, Sheffield, Rotherham, Wombwell and Hellaby stores will follow a phased reopening, with an announcement expected soon to confirm dates.

Each of the stores, while still full of the bargains you would expect from a Bluebell Wood shop, will have several measures put in place to help keep people safe.

These will include limits to the number of customers in the store at any one time, readily available hand sanitiser and clear markings to make sure social distancing is observed.

Terri Hanson, Head of Retail at Bluebell Wood, said:

“Throughout the past few months, our top priority has been the safety of our customers, volunteers and staff, and this continues to be the case.

“That’s why we have taken a careful and cautious approach to reopening our shops, making sure we have all necessary safety measures in place before we open our doors.

“We’re delighted to now be in a position to begin a phased reopening, starting with our fantastic Chapeltown store at the beginning of August.

“Please rest assured that all necessary precautions will be in place, such as social distancing measures and protective equipment for our staff and volunteers.

“While visiting one of our shops might feel slightly different, it will be as warm and welcoming as ever and there will be plenty of bargains up for grabs.”

The phased re-opening comes after Bluebell Wood’s hugely successful collection service, which has seen the charity collect over 1,000 bags of previously loved items from supporter’s homes.

Each bag is worth an average of £15 to the charity, so every donation will help Bluebell Wood make a real difference to local children and families in the time they have together.

“A huge thank you to all our amazing supporters whose generosity means the shelves of our shops will be full of all manner of wonderful items,” added Terri.

“We’d also like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding through what’s been a challenging time, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in one of our shops soon.”

Bluebell Wood’s Chapeltown shop can be found at Unit 3, Asda Complex, S35 2UW and will be open between 9am – 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday. The shop will not be able to accept donations at the moment, but Bluebell Wood’s donation station at the hospice in North Anston has now reopened seven days a week for those with items to donate.

Everything you need to know about donating items can be found here https://www.bluebellwood.org/pickupmystuff

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