Nugent, the Liverpool-based charity which cares for, educates and protects vulnerable people, has been inundated with local businesses offering support to refurbish its beloved charity shop to mark its 140th anniversary.
The Nugent shop, situated in the heart of south Liverpool on Allerton Road, plays a part in aiding thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families across Merseyside. After 12 years of trading and generating over £850,000, the charity put out an appeal for local businesses to help give the shop a refresh – and so far a number of firms have stepped forward to assist, albeit Nugent still needs a few more donations to reach its £10,000 target to help complete the project.
The overall project will be led by Simon Krol of Krol Corlett Construction, who has generously agreed to coordinate the refurbishment, and Jamie Kelly, director of Studio Up North, who has helped to create a new brand identity for the shop.
Local businesses that have already come forward to help and donate funds are: MPE Interiors, Horizon Floors Ltd, Hardwood Timber Sales, CP Hood Electrical, Blue Yonder and Russell Interiors Ltd.
These businesses have helped with freshly decorated walls, new flooring, new signage, an easier-to-navigate and accessible lay-out, improved storage zone and a small break-out area for volunteers – creating a brighter, more attractive shop which will delight shoppers and provide a better working space for volunteers.
Ant Hopkinson, head of fundraising and income generation for Nugent, said: 'With all charities feeling the pinch, we are extremely grateful for the businesses that have helped us so far. This is a great response in these uncertain times, but we would like to appeal further in order to finish our vision for our beloved shop. Any donations we receive above our £10K target will be given to people in need. In addition, once allowed to reopen, we are keen to expand our retail offer – so if anyone can help us with clothing, handmade or upcycled items or with our vision to open more charity shops across the region then we’d encourage them to get in touch.'
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