York Against Cancer’s Christmas charity shop will return this year thanks to the generosity of a local land lord.
The store opposite Marks & Spencer in Pavement was a big hit last year, wowing customers with its range of brand-new seasonal gifts and cards.
The shop, formerly Jones Bootmaker, sold a whopping £31,000 in items over Christmas 2017.
“We never thought we’d be able to have the shop again this year, so it was a lovely surprise when Barry Crux & Co, acting on behalf of the York Conservation Trust, offered it to us again,” said charity general manager Julie Russell. “They have been amazing – we can’t thank them enough for thinking of us.”
Rosie Crux of Barry Crux & Co said: “Once it became apparent that the retail unit was going to be vacant over the Christmas period, we had no hesitation in offering it to York Against Cancer. It will be fantastic to see the shop put to good use during the festive period. We hope it is as successful as it was last year, for what is an excellent cause.”
York Conservation Trust is the charitable company responsible for more than 80 of York’s historic buildings. Property Manager Ian Daniells said: “We are pleased to make Thomas Herbert’s house, available to York Against Cancer. It is the perfect setting for a pop-up Christmas store.”
The shop opens its doors again at 10am on Wednesday October 17, Hours will be 10am-5pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and 11am-4pm Sunday up to and including Thursday December 20.