Keep our local Barnardo's Charity Shop
Barnardo's are closing the charity shop in Bushmead. We would like to see it remain open as it is an important part of the community. Over the last year the new manger has made the shop vibrant, relevant to the area and increased turnover.
It gives local people a chance to purchase items which they may find difficult to buy new due to financial constraints. It provides an opportunity to recycle and reuse therefore benefiting the environment. It also raises local awareness of the Charity and is a social hub for locals, many of whom cannot travel to the town centre.
We also want the jobs of those working there protected. As a large charity we believe Barnardo's could give the shop a chance to keep making a profit.