First look inside Stroud charity shop Emmaus after makeover

A second-hand shop run by homelessness charity Emmaus Gloucestershire has reopened after a makeover, with the charity celebrating “a great deal of positive feedback from customers.”

The shop, which is located in London Road, sells a range of pre-loved furniture, household items, clothing, toys, books, and bric-a-brac to generate funds to support people out of homelessness.

During its two-week closure, the charity repainted, fitted a new carpet, moved the changing room, installed a stud wall to separate the shop floor from the back offices and undertook a deep clean.

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The Emmaus team also wanted to increase the amount of available display space for pre-loved items.

To do this, fixtures to hang clothing has now been installed, as well as a slatwall display system on the new stud wall and changing room area.

All work during the makeover was completed in-house by the Emmaus team, except for the new carpet.

Commenting on the new look, Andrea Mason-Camp, Stroud shop manager, said: “We are delighted with how our Stroud shop looks after its makeover and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in our team who helped.

“We have received a great deal of positive feedback from customers and very early indications are positive in terms of sales.

“I warmly invite existing and new customers alike to stop by our Stroud shop to have a browse and support our homelessness charity.”

With the makeover complete, Emmaus Gloucestershire is looking for volunteers at its Stroud shop and has several roles on offer including shop and till support, van driving, and stock sorters.

To find out more about the available roles, visit www.emmaus.org.uk/gloucestershire.

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