More than 500 visitors and 280 bags of donations in a week – Uckfield Preservation Society is delighted with the success of its charity shop after emerging from the Coronavirus lockdown.
Sales were at near record levels with customers buying good quality donated stock and up-cycled items made by volunteers which are sold under the ‘Uckfield Heritage’ banner.
Jeff Holman from the preservation society said: “Our thanks go to two groups of people, one is our customers, familiar faces and new visitors alike. The other is our dedicated team of volunteers – there have been 18 of them, including five new volunteers, working flat out to make all this happen. Thank you to all of you, and to our shop manager who has overseen everything.”
Donations for the charity shop – which can include clothing, bric-a-brac, jewellery, puzzles and books – are being accepted at Bridge Cottage between 10am and 2pm. All items are quarantined for 72 hours before display.
Currently the preservation society is unable to accept donations of furniture and it asks that people don’t leave items outside the shop or Bridge Cottage.
If donation times are not convenient please call the shop on 01825 766958.
The shop is open 10am to 4pm.