Tue 27 April 2021
One of South Liverpool’s most popular charity shops has reopened its doors to the public with a fresh look and some exciting new stock.
Nugent’s Allerton Road Charity Shop is one of many non-essential shops in England able to reopen in stage two of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown.
The shop regularly attracts shoppers from across Merseyside searching for high street and designer clothes at bargain prices. In its first day of trading since the beginning of England's third national lockdown, the shop generated an incredible £800 in sales.
All money raised through the shop contributes towards providing specialist support, care and education services to children, adults and families facing hardship and disadvantage. Over the course of the last year, the charity has seen a steady rise in demand for its vital services against the backdrop of fewer donations and funding cuts.
Fran D’Arcy, Community Fundraiser at Nugent said: “Our community have always been generous in their support of our shop, whether through shopping, donating or volunteering. We are so pleased to be able to welcome them back after such as long wait.”
Alongside a real treasure trove of preloved goodies up for grabs, Nugent has also launched “Remade” – a new initiative that will allow customers to make, create, sell and buy upcycled and crafted goods, more details here.
The shop's new look – made possible due to the generosity of Nugent’s supporters - not only keeps up with the times, it sets a new standard for charity retail. New carpeting, lighting and paint in delicate shades of grey as well bespoke shelving and fixtures provides a boutique experience whilst retaining all the familiar charm and wholesomeness that shoppers love.
Leading the project was Simon Krol, Director of Krol Corlett Construction, who coordinated the works and recruited a range of subcontractors. Socially minded businesses were keen to get involved once they were aware of the impact and donated their time, effort and goodwill to carry out the works.
Simon Krol, Director at Krol Corlett Construction said: “Krol Corlett takes an active role in supporting local charities and local people. We are pleased that we have been able to support Nugent and look forward further collaborations in the years ahead.
Other local businesses involved in the project include Russell Interiors, Horizon Floors, Fraser Wealth Management, Investec Wealth and Investment, Studio Up North, MPE Interiors, Hardwood Timber Sales, C.P. Hood Electrical, Brian Daly Painting and Decorating, Russell Interiors, Associated Independent Stores, NK Group Services and Vitaflo International.
Normandie Wragg, CEO at Nugent said: “We are so grateful for the support, kindness and generosity of Simon, Krol Corlett Construction and all the other local businesses that have rallied behind our charity shop refurbishment project. We are also thankful for the continued support of our community members – many of whom have been loyal customers and regular donors for decades. Here at Nugent, every penny donated really does count and will make such a difference to people's lives in the communities in which we work.”