Our first ever Age UK Sheffield Charity Shops are opening soon!
See below for all the latest news and updates
We are very excited to soon be opening our first ever* Age UK Sheffield shops!
Our first shop will be in the Bradway area of Sheffield, (308 Twentywell Lane to be exact) and plans for our second shop on Abbeydale Road are now well underway too!
Not your average charity shops
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 our shops will be right up your street! Click on the two shop links below to find out more about each shop
For more information and updates about our Bradway Shop please click the pink link
Abbeydale Road Shop
For more information and updates about our Abbeydale Road Shop please click the pink link
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.
Could you donate items to sell in our new shops?
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.
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.
To apply, please visit our volunteering page and fill in the application from at the bottom of the page. if you need any further details, just call us on (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on Social Media for the Latest Updates
Progress is moving quickly now and the shop fitters are working away getting our Bradway Shop ready! If you're as excited as we are, then you can follow us on social media for updates and photos. When the shop opens we'll be sharing all the info you need plus regular updates on new and exciting donations via social media, so be sure to follow us now so that you don't miss out!
Work in Our Shops
We have brand new exciting job roles available in our new shops. Head over to our jobs page for more info and application details.
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 Bradway 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 in the future, please contact our Retail Development Officer, Laura Morley.
*(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.