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Lord Mayor of Newcastle Opens New Shaw Trust Charity Shop

28 July 2016
New Newcastle Shaw Trust charity shop
The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Hazel Stephenson, launched Shaw Trust’s new charity shop today, Thursday 28th July.
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the shop on Nun Street, led by the Lord Mayor, to officially open the store.
Shaw Trust is a national employment, disability, learning and skills charity, which works towards helping people of all abilities and backgrounds to learn new skills, find work and gain greater independence. The charity supports people with disabilities and health impairments in the North East to find and stay in work on the voluntary Work Choice specialist employment support scheme.
The new Newcastle charity shop offers a range of high quality clothing, accessories and household items, which have been donated for sale. It is one of the best places to find a bargain in the city. The money raised from the shop will support Shaw Trust’s charitable work in local communities.
All Shaw Trust’s charity’s stores are staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff. The shops also offer training and job opportunities to people experiencing unemployment in the local area.
Councillor Hazel Stephenson, Lord Mayor of Newcastle, said:
“I’m delighted to open Shaw Trust’s new charity shop in Newcastle. The charity’s work makes a real difference to people’s lives and the new shop will provide vital funds to support their important work in local communities.”
 John Canessa, Shaw Trust’s Retail Director, added:
“Our new shop in Newcastle strengthens Shaw Trust’s presence in the North East and we are grateful to the Lord Mayor for helping us to celebrate its launch. Shaw Trust retail stores offer a unique customer experience and a chance to grab the best bargains.”

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