Age UK Royton shop to reopens its doors - and needs your support

Date published: 28 March 2021


The Age UK shop in Royton will be reopening on April 12 following its temporary closure due to coronavirus restrictions.

The Charity is looking forward to welcoming locals back to the shop, located on Royton precinct to pick up a bargain from one of the many items available in store, including clothing, accessories, books, toys and homeware.

Safety measures will once again be in place to protect customers, volunteers and staff, such as social distancing and sanitiser stations, and staff and volunteers will have the required safety equipment when interacting with customers. 

Age UK shops help raise vital funds for the Charity’s work and services supporting older people, which have been a lifeline for older people during lockdown and throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Older people are among those hit hardest by the pandemic and Age UK’s services faced unprecedented demand when the crisis began.

As the impacts of coronavirus continue, Age UK’s Information and Advice, and Friendship services, will carry on being there to provide essential guidance, support and reassurance for older people.

Linda, Manager at the Age UK Royton shop, said: “We’re so excited to be able to open our doors again and can’t wait to welcome the local community back.

"All items purchased help raise much-needed funds for Age UK so it can continue supporting people in later life.

“We’re also appealing to anyone in Royton who may be able to give up some time to help out by volunteering at the shop. 

"We depend on the support of volunteers, so if you have found yourself with more free time and think you can help us, please give the Age UK Royton shop a call on 0161 628 2226.

"Even small amounts of time can really make a huge difference.”

The Age Uk Royton shop will be open 9 till 5 on Monday to Saturday.

To find out more about how Age UK’s shops, how the Charity has been helping older people during the pandemic and how you can help, please visit: www.ageuk.org.uk

As the pandemic continues, many older people are increasingly finding the situation tough to bear.

Without Age UK, many would be facing these challenging times entirely alone.

Age UK’s vital telephone services are a lifeline for those who have no one else to turn to, but the Charity needs urgent funds so it can continue to be there for anyone who needs them.

To donate, visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/appeal


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