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New Pocklington shop opening soon

Our new St Leonard’s shop in Pocklington is set to surprise the local area

The soon to open new-look Pocklington shop is part of our future vision to move away from the traditional style of a local charity shop. It promises to be a unique high street shopping experience, complete with digital displays, modern lighting and touch screen information points where shoppers can learn more about what’s going on at St Leonard’s, such as job roles, volunteering opportunities and events.

It will also include the latest pre-loved fashion and homewares, and offers a modern shopping experience. And that’s not all, the new shop will have a dedicated denim department which is part of our drive to be more sustainable.

Jason Lomas, our Retail Development and Operations Manager explained: “Thousands of litres of water are used in the manufacture of denim each year so why not help the environment by buying pre-loved items instead of new? We will be focusing one of the areas of the shop on denim fashion, which we know is popular with our customers.”

The spacious shop, which was previously a Barclay’s Bank in the market square at Pocklington, is ideally situated for customers, and will be the largest charity shop in the town. The shop will officially open on Thursday 9 November at 10am, and donations are very welcome from the opening date. It will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 4pm.

Jason said: “We’ve really tried to offer people a great shopping experience so that they can enjoy coming into the shop just like any other high street store. We wanted to move away from the typical charity-shop feel and create something new, whilst keeping the costs down for the customer. It was great to have a blank canvas to work on so we could create our vision for this new-look shop, and we hope the people of Pocklington and surrounding area really like what we’ve done.”

We are also looking for people to volunteer to become part of our friendly and welcoming shop team in Pocklington. Shop volunteers will develop retail skills, meet new people and help raise vital funds all at the same time. Find out more and apply here.

Jason explained: “We need to raise £7.9 million annually to run the hospices services. We make sure as much of the money we raise goes directly to patient care. We now have 13 charity shops in York and the surrounding area which helps us raise these much-needed funds. We very much hope the people of Pocklington will support our new shop and the Hospice.”

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