Our first ever Age UK Sheffield Charity Shop is opening soon!
Find out more about what makes our shop a little different by reading all about our plans below.
We are very excited to soon be opening our first ever* Age UK Sheffield shop!
Our new shop will be in the Bradway area of Sheffield, 308 Twentywell Lane to be exact.
Not your average charity shop
The vision for the Bradway store is to play a broader community role (there'll be space for talks, workshops etc.) We are aspiring to create a whole new style of shop, which will include a platform to support independent makers in Sheffield.
Whether you’re looking for a bargain, an exciting place to volunteer, or if you’re keen to hear more about how our services can help you, then this is the place!
Why we are opening our first shop
This new shop is all part of our longterm strategy of bringing in additional sources of income to help fund our vital work to support older people in Sheffield.
The Bradway shop will sell a traditional range of fashion, entertainment and bric-a-brac in a high quality setting, befitting the quality of services we provide in the city. It will also literally be a “shop front” into our services, with opportunities for visitors to find out about our free information and advice, as well as our non-profitmaking paid-for service.
*(The 3 existing Age UK shops in Sheffield are run by the national Age UK charity. This is a separate registered charity to Age UK Sheffield. Though we share branding, the money raised by our charity shop will directly fund our work supporting older people in Sheffield specifically, through our services such as our dementia wellbeing centre and our befriending services). Our new shop will help us raise money which, in turn, will mean we can do even more to support the 24,000 people aged 65 or over living in poverty in Sheffield.
Can you give us your donations to sell in our new Bradway shop?
Whether they’re unwanted gifts, that dress you only wore once, or your loved and cared-for nick-nacks, please bring them to us to recycle for someone else’s use. We can even claim gift aid on your donation if you are a UK tax payer! Please see table below for donations we can and cannot accept.
We will be asking for donations soon! Watch this space...
Do you want to be part of a friendly retail team? Do you enjoy meeting all sorts of different people? Are you looking for a varied and practical volunteering role? If yes, then volunteering in our community shop in Bradway is just what you’re looking for – a role where you can apply and develop your retail and people skills, while raising crucial funds to support the aims of Age UK Sheffield.
Whether you’re looking for a few hours a week talking to customers on the till, or if you’d like to help us sort stock behind-the-scenes, your voluntary input could be vital to the success of our shop.
No experience necessary!
There are many activities that contribute to the success of our shops. Here are just some that you may be involved in.
• Operate the till and promote Gift Aid to donors
• Accept donations
• Prepare and price donations for sale
• Help create eye-catching window displays
• Contribute to a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for customers and volunteers.
The hours can be flexible. The shop will be open Monday to Saturday 9-5. We can cover some expenses.
If you'd like to apply or if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the application form below.
Are you an independent Sheffield maker?
We would love to offer the opportunity for independent makers across the Sheffield community to have their own 'pop-up' shop style section in the shop. Our idea is to offer a free space for makers to show and sell their products. A small percentage of the profits made would then be taken as a donation to age UK Sheffield. It would hopefully create a great partnership opportunity in which makers would have a new platform to sell their products in a retail space and also support and raise money for Age UK Sheffield.
In order to make this project a success we have gathered feedback from a wide variety of Sheffield Makers. If you are keen to learn more and take part please contact our Retail Development Officer, Laura Morley.