Nottingham children given new year boost

02 January 2013

Children in Nottingham have been given a major boost thanks to the opening of a new charity shop dedicated to selling children’s clothes, books and toys.

Located in Main Street, Kimberley, The Children’s Society’s shop will raise vital funds for some of the country’s most disadvantaged children.

Dominique Scott, the charity’s Midlands Retail Manager, said 'We’re delighted to open our doors to the people of Kimberley. We wanted to create a shop for children that resonated with the local community. 

'The area doesn’t have many shops selling clothes, toys and books exclusively for children.  The shop will help to fill this gap and raise money for our work to tackle child poverty, abuse and neglect.'

The shop is currently recruiting for a part-time manager and is also looking for volunteers. Volunteers play a pivotal role in helping the charity reach the most troubled and marginalised children. 

The charity is also urging anyone donating stock to sign-up to its Gift Aid scheme in their shops. This increases the value of saleable items by an extra 25%, raising extra money to support The Children’s Society’s work.

The new shop brings The Children’s Society’s total number of shops across the UK to 83.   

If you are interested in working, or volunteering, at any of The Children’s Society’s shops, please visit www.playyourpart.co.uk

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For more information please contact Andrew Cooper in the media team on 020 7841 4520 or andrew.cooper@childrenssociety.org.uk

Notes to editors

  • The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. We are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions so that young people have a better chance in life. 
  • The Children’s Society’s Stars National Initiative project in Nottingham works with children, young people and their families affected by parental drug misuse.
  • If you are a UK tax payer, you can make every £1 you give – or have given – worth 25p
    more.  This is because the government’s Gift Aid scheme allows The Children’s Society to reclaim tax on donations. This means that you can make an even bigger difference at no extra cost to you.