Visit to the Brackla Marie Curie Shop

Last month, it was great to visit the Marie Curie shop in Brackla to speak to the store manager and to meet some of the volunteers who give up their time to support the charity. At the shop, they sell ladies, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, homeware, books, DVDs and children’s toys. It was interesting to hear about the type of goods donated and how they are processed, priced and sold. The manager told me that books and DVDs sell very well. On one occasion, they had four copies of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown. Also, birthday cards sell very well.

Sometimes, people can bring in unexpected items. For example, the manager said that someone had brought in a Radley Bag which had proved very popular and that one lady had brought in a lovely green ball gown that had been snapped up as soon as it was on display.

The charity plays a remarkable role providing help and assistance for people who need it the most at the time they need it the most. I would like to thank the volunteers for all their work.