The Prime Minister’s latest statement has provided plans for the reopening of non-essential retail and other industries across England.
If strict conditions are met, non-essential retail – which encompasses all of our charity shops – will be allowed to reopen on April 12 at the earliest.
We are incredibly excited to welcome you all back safely.
In the meantime, donations are not able to be collected by our teams until we can reopen. We recognise that holding on to items for another few weeks will be frustrating, but we kindly ask that you pause on your donations until our shops are safely back open – so that your kind gifts are not wasted or damaged while our teams are away.
It is a continued privilege to serve at the heart of communities, providing customers with the chance to find bargains and also opportunities for people to gain employment experience and create new friendships.
We want to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has volunteered, donated, and shopped with us before and during this challenging period.
Thank you for your patience, and as ever, your support during these difficult times. We can’t wait to see you drop by soon.
Please continue to follow our teams on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
YMCA England & Wales Retail Team