Workers at Lee-on-Solent’s Revitalise charity shop celebrate bumper profits on first day back
It’s fair to say that lockdown has been a particularly hard time for people working in the retail industry, so after 4 months of not seeing each other, the team running the Revitalise charity shop in Lee-on-Solent were delighted to be back in business on Monday. The team had an extremely successful first day, earning £450 on their first day back.
Revitalise, known as the people who create respite holidays for disabled people and their carers at their Netley Waterside House centre in Southampton, have a series of charity shops dotted around the South Coast region, which have all reopened to much appreciation from local bargain hunters.
These charity shops are a valuable way for Revitalise to raise funds for their vital work and are crucially important in the current climate. The pandemic has hit all charities hard financially – and Revitalise desperately need the support of local customers as restrictions start to lift.
Andrew Pallister Revitalise Head of Retail said: “We are so pleased to be reopening our charity shops and welcoming back our loyal customers, many of whom have let us know over social media that they have been missing us.
We are committed to making the stores as hygienic as possible and the wellbeing of our staff and customers is the highest priority. We look forward to seeing you soon!”
The charity has gone above and beyond to ensure each of their 14 stores are safe for staff and customers, with a wide-range of health and safety measures in place, including social distancing and hand sanitising stations.
For 57 years, Revitalise has provided respite care breaks to a huge range of people. These are a vital lifeline to so many unpaid home carers and their disabled family members.
To enquire about coming to Revitalise Sandpipers for respite care support, please visit revitalise.org.uk To show your support for Revitalise and help them to provide subsidised care breaks during the pandemic, please go to: revitalise.org.uk/donate