Your Cat magazine blog
A brand new charity shop for Yorkshire Cat Rescue has been hailed a success as the charity took in £1,000 on it's first day!
The charity's new shop on 38 Southgate in Halifax officially opened on Saturday April 12, and founder Sara Atkinson was over the moon with the response.
“We have been well-known in Keighley for many years but Halifax is a new patch for us. We do rescue and re-home a lot of cats in the area though and, as a result, the response from people donating items and offering to help out has been amazing.
“Following this grand opening, we now need fresh stock to fill the shelves so I’m already appealing to anyone doing a spot of spring cleaning to pop down to our new shop with any unwanted goods.”
“The atmosphere in our new shop is amazing; a really great place to work. I’ve been spending quite a bit of time there when I haven’t been busy at the centre and I couldn’t have wished for a better location than Halifax for our second shop."
It costs in the region of a quarter of a million pounds to run Yorkshire Cat Rescue each year and the charity receives no public funding.
Now the charity is looking for volunteers to help man the till, dress the shop windows, stock the shelves, sort and price up items for sale.
Anyone who would be interested in helping out can come and meet the team in Halifax between 10am and 4pm on weekdays. No experience is required; just plenty of enthusiasm.
Sara adds: "We need people who - with a bit of training - can work on their own and do till work, sorting and preparing donated goods, cleaning, merchandising and window displays, and can find the time to spend a few hours (eg an afternoon or morning) each week or most weeks."
Unwanted items of clothing, bric-a-brac, household products, small items of furniture and every day saleable products are also welcome.
For more information, visit Yorkshire Cat Rescue's website.