The Big Help Project has extended its retail outlets to the wider city region this November, with the opening of the charity's first Sefton-based store at Carr Meadow Hey in Bootle.
The Community Shop, which delivered in partnership with One Vision Housing, was officially opened by Peter Dowd MP before a crowd of friends and well-wishers on November 17th. The Community Shop forms part of a network of stores across the Liverpool City region. It sells quality pre-loved men's, women's and children's clothing, as well books, toys and small electricals.
All funds raised go towards the work of the Big Help Project, which supports people with a range of issues including debt management and help with finding work. The Big Help Project now delivers projects to a range of client groups including people needing support with debt management or looking for work, and new mums through the Baby Basics scheme.
Upon opening the Carr Meadow Hey Community Shop, Peter Dowd MP for Bootle said "It's great to see a community resource that people can engage with, buy from, volunteer in and use for the benefit of the whole community. I'm pleased that this has opened up on the estate I grew up on as a child."
Carr Meadow Hey Community Shop is also a point of contact for anyone wishing to access any of the Big Help Projects services, and a drop-off point for donations for the shops, South Sefton Foodbank and Baby Basics.