Our Knaresborough shop extends opening times - come volunteer with us!

Date: 26 February 2020

Our shop on Market Place is now open Tuesday to Saturday. We're looking for volunteers to raise funds and help save lives in Yorkshire.

Having initially traded for one day a week while final arrangements were being made, the shop has now extended its opening times to Tuesday – Saturday, 9am-4pm. 

The shop occupies the former premises of BEK’S Electrical and was the first to be opened by the charity in more than 30 years. It sells ladies’, men’s and children’s clothing, books, toys, ornaments, kitchenware, DVDs, music, computer games, furnishings and bric-a-brac. 

Money raised will help the charity take action to prevent cancer and improve the likelihood of survival across Yorkshire. 
 


Rebecca Clark, Interim Shop Manager said: “I’m looking forward to working with both the local community and volunteers whilst managing the shop.

“Yorkshire Cancer Research does some great work for the people of Yorkshire and it’s a great honour to help them raise money to help even more people, especially those in the local area.”

Volunteer Anne Hudson, 69, from Knaresborough began volunteering at the shop recently.

She said: “I retired at 62 as I wanted to spend more time indulging in my hobbies and volunteering. Now, as I near my 70th birthday I can’t think of a better time to start volunteering. There are many great charity shops in Knaresborough, but I wanted to work for a charity that helps our local community which is exactly what Yorkshire Cancer Research does.”
 

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Former Practice Manager, Susan Massey decided to volunteer after seeing adverts seeking new volunteers for the shop.

The 73-year-old said: “My partner has had a lot of treatment in Leeds which is why I decided to volunteer.  I’ve been here a few weeks and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time. Everyone is very friendly, from the other volunteers to the management, and it’s also a very rewarding to help raise money for such a great cause.”

Retired retail worker, Kathleen Harris has been volunteering at the shop for the last few weeks.

She said: “I’m quite a shy person and having recently just moved to the area, I thought volunteering would be a great way of meeting new people and connecting with the community. My son-in-law’s grandfather died from cancer which is also why I was motivated to specifically volunteer with Yorkshire Cancer Research.”

If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/volunteer or call Tony on 01423 877233. 

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