Wellingborough charity shop supporting others with Christmas card sales

A Wellingborough charity shop is selling Christmas cards in order to give back to other good causes.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 2:15 pm
l-r Dawn Fisher and Suzanne Bayes
l-r Dawn Fisher and Suzanne Bayes

Launched one year ago, the Daylight Shop in Cambridge Street was set up to fund an extra day opening of the Daylight Centre, in High Street - a drop-in facility used to support vulnerable adults in the community.

After they reached their £25,000 target the shop aims to keep providing enough money to continue the work with people dealing with complex mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, learning difficulties, homelessness or loneliness.

Dawn Fisher, team leader at the Daylight Shop, said: "Our first goal was to raise £25,000 to support an extra day for the Daylight Centre. Now the money raised will go to maintain that.

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The Daylight Shop supports the work of the Daylight Centre

"We accept donations of clothes, bric-a-brac and small items of furniture.

"A lot of the other charity shops are national but the money raised here will go to the person you might pass in the street.

"We also support people looking for work. We dress them from here for their interviews.

"We have one gentleman who comes in and buys things because we supported him."

The Daylight Shop

This year the shop wants to support other charities by selling their Christmas cards.

Dawn said: "We have cards representing about 30 charities and all the money goes to those charities. We have some from Marie Curie, the Stroke Association, SSAFA, the PDSA, the British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC as well as many more."

Suzanne Bayes, who began volunteering at the shop earlier this year, said: "It's interesting to see what people bring in. We still get money for old tatty items like shoes, belts and bags. We will always accept donations."