A new charity shop has opened up in a Moorlands town. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue, which has a rescue centre in Cheadle, has opened its charity shop in the town centre.
A new charity shop has opened up in a Moorlands town.
Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue, which has a rescue centre in Cheadle, has opened its charity shop in the town centre.
Situated at 59 High Street, the fundraising store was officially opened by Cheadle Town Mayor Ian Plant on Saturday (April 17).
Rescue Coordinator and Senior K9 Technician at Luosko, Stuart Harvey, said: “We would like to express our gratitude to Cheadle Town Mayor for taking the time to pop by on Saturday to officially open our very first fundraising store for Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue.
“After having the shop for just over six months now we have been unable to open due to the lockdown restrictions.
“The last year or so has been longer and harder than ever, majority of fundraising came to a grinding halt and all the new things we had planned as fundraisers, including the shop became distant hopes.
“We kept ourselves afloat as a rescue by loaning a substantial figure from our bank and a couple of grants that we successfully applied for. Unfortunately now we have to look at raising more funds to repay the amounts borrowed.”
Stuart added: “Hopefully as the restrictions ease even more we will be back out on the road with stalls, car boot sales and other fundraising events and of course the shop will help to turn our finances around for the better.
“Thanks to all our supporters that have dropped off so many wonderful donations that will be for sale in the fundraising store. There is something for everyone and all at reasonable prices.
“We currently have all clothing, including shoes, hats bags etc at £2.50. We intend to keep prices reasonable on all items to try and help our local community get back on track whilst raising much needed funds for the dogs in our care.
“Thank you to all the volunteers that help whenever they can and everyone that supports us on a regular basis, without the generosity of our local and wider communities we would not be able to do what we do.”
Anyone interested in volunteering at the Luosko shop or kennels can email email@example.com or visit the charity’swebsite and complete the volunteer application form.
Donations can be dropped off at the shop Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday between 10am and 4pm, however the team are asking at this time that people do not bring huge quantities in one go to help the volunteers get into the swing of things.
People wishing to donate financially can do so via the website www.gsdrescue.uk.
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