New donation centre opens in the heart of Middlesbrough

published on 13 Sep 2021

A new donation centre has been opened by the Salvation Army Trading Company (SATCoL) in Middlesbrough offering a wide-range of affordable items.

The Newport Road store will stock household furniture including sofas, tables, and chairs, as well as cut-price electrical items, clothing, and bric-a-brac items.

Middlesbrough donation centre is the 18th store of its kind to be opened, following new stores starting up in Chesterfield and Hull recently. It will help to raise vital funds for The Salvation Army’s work across the UK and Ireland.

The front facade of the new Middlesbrough Donation Centre
The new Middlesbrough donation centre ready to serve customers.

Store Manager, Gareth Wadsworth, said: “We’re really excited to have opened and to be able welcome in the people of Middlesbrough to our new store. Customers can expect a safe and friendly experience while shopping with us.

“We’ve had a great response so far. Initially, we were struggling for bric-a-brac donations, but we put a post on Facebook and the response has been overwhelming – donations are still coming in!”

Middlesbrough FC mascot, Roary the Lion, helps to open the new Middlesbrough donation centre.
Middlesbrough FC mascot, Roary the Lion, helped to open the new donation centre.

The store was opened with a little help from Middlesbrough FC’s mascot, Roary the Lion. Roary was on hand to help shoppers find their way around and even helped on the till.

The store also offers a free furniture collection service to enable people to donate their unwanted furniture to a good cause rather than throwing it away.

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