Age UK Surrey opens first ‘Vintage Store’ in Haslemere

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THE MAYOR of Haslemere, Councilor Simon Dear, cut the ribbon to open Age UK Surrey’s first ever vintage store opposite the Esso Garage in Junction Place, Wey Hill on Thursday March 10.

‘A new style of charity shop’, the Vintage Store aims to reuse and recycle high quality items at great prices to generate income for Age UK Surrey, which is independent of the main charity, to spend in the county.

But it does not accept certain items, including electrical appliances, CDs, DVDs, large furniture and toys.

Speaking after a busy opening day, Sue Zirps, Managing Director of Age UK Surrey, said: “I am delighted that we have this fantastic opportunity to have a prime location on Wey’s High Street. Hill, Haslemere.

“As an independent charity in Surrey, we need to raise local funds to provide local services. Our first-ever charity Vintage Store will provide us with a vital source of income to support our services and activities for seniors.

“Recycling, reusing and re-gifting are very important messages and I hope the local community will help us and enjoy shopping for good quality second hand items from the Vintage Store.”

The Vintage Store, at 9-11 Junction Place, Wey Hill, is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Donations sought include women’s clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, men’s clothing and books.

But the store does not accept electrical appliances, videos/CDs/DVDs/Blu-Rays, large furniture, cutlery and blades and children’s toys.

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