HOMELESSNESS charity Emmaus Mossley has announced plans for the annual Christmas sale at its secondhand superstore at Longlands Mill.
To minimise risk and avoid attracting a large number of people on a single day, Emmaus will not hold its usual Christmas launch event.
Instead, the charity plans to spread the festive sale over multiple weeks, giving everyone the chance to shop safely in a relaxed atmosphere and find the items they need at an affordable price.
Emmaus Mossley supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting.
The charity’s large social enterprise sells a wide range of donated and upcycled furniture, household goods, clothes, books, music and vintage wares.
Rob, one of the community members at Emmaus Mossley, said: “It’s all new to me as I’ve only joined Emmaus Mossley this year.
“But I’m really looking forward to the festive run-in. I love the sights, sounds and colours of Christmas and this will bring a whole new vibe to our secondhand superstore.
“These are challenging times for everyone but we’re all looking forward to working together as a team to bring the Christmas spirit to Emmaus Mossley.”The secondhand superstore will offer a range affordable festive items, vintage and retro decorations, secret Santa gifts, presents for under £5, lighting and reusable Christmas trees.
The charity is keen to promote the benefits of shopping second hand at Christmas, helping to reduce waste and reduce the costs of buying new.
Retail manager Hazel Hodkinson said: “We know that this year, more than others, many people and households may be cutting back on what they usually spend.
“So, we want to help everyone get sorted for Christmas without breaking the bank.
“Our team has been collecting together festive items since last January and we plan to offer the majority of these at bargain prices from mid-November.
“Our plan is to add Christmas stock each day and so whatever day you visit us, you’ll be sure to find some fresh items.”
Emmaus is appealing for donations of good quality decorations, festive items and unused presents from last year.
All monies raised is used to support formerly homeless people at the Mossley charity.
To find out more head online to www.emmaus.org.uk/mossley
To become involved or donate an item, call 01457 838608 or visit at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH.