Oxfam Ely are on the move!

By bridget hickish, Jan 17 2018 11:50PM

Oxfam in Ely are off to an exciting start for 2018. After over 30 years on the corner of High Street Passage, the shop has now closed, and will be opening in the early spring at 7, High Street (where Argos used to be).

The Shop Manager, Dorothy Clark said “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters in Ely, those who shop with us, everyone who donates goods for us to sell, and especially our band of loyal volunteers who keep the shop going. We look forward to welcoming you all to the new premises soon”.

The new shop will be much larger, and for volunteers, has the advantage of being all on one floor – previously everything had to be carried upstairs for sorting and pricing. It will have an expanded book section at the rear, offering a wide range of good quality fiction and non-fiction volumes – well worth a browse. You never know what you might find! There will be the traditional donated items of crockery, homeware, pictures and toys. We will have a good selection of entertainment including DVDs, CDs and a wide range of vinyl, covering almost all the music genres you can think of.

The clothing area will contain a good range of women’s, children’s and men’s clothing, as well as accessories. So come and treat yourself to something new for spring! The front of the shop will have an expanded range of new items, carefully sourced from fair-trade and ethical suppliers. As well as a wide range of greetings cards, coffee, chocolate, cleaning and hair-care products, we will also be selling larger items such as rugs and baskets.

Oxfam’s Area Manager, Catharine Chester said,

“We are very excited to be opening this new shop in Ely, and we warmly welcome all our supporters to come and see us in the new shop”

The shop could not exist without our team of kind, talented, versatile and dedicated volunteers. With a much larger shop, we will need more volunteers, and would like applications from all interested members of the local community.

If you want to improve your CV, meet new people, learn different skills and do your bit to help fight global poverty Oxfam can help you. From a few hours to a few days a week, any contribution you can make is welcome. We have tasks ranging from sorting donated stock, serving customers on the till, displaying goods on the shop floor and window and researching unusual items. We will also start selling items online from our new shop, so if you are tech-savvy, or have an interest in photography we’d like to hear from you.

If you would like to volunteer please get in touch via email oxfamshopf2514@oxfam.org.uk,

or ring 07810 504365.

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