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Charity’s shop and stop offer

A leading sight loss charity is inviting local people to ‘shop and stop’ at its Sedgley centre this summer.

Beacon, which supports thousands of people across the West Midlands, is offering customers at its main charity shop the chance to pop into the centre’s coffee shop for a hot drink and a cake for just £1.99.

Dawn Sawbridge, Beacon retail manager, said: “People often tell us they feel they need to sit down with a hot drink after browsing in the charity’s stores as there is so much stock to choose from, so now they can!

“We have a lovely coffee shop here at the Sedgley centre, so what could be nicer than a browse followed by a brew?”

Dawn is also on the lookout for donations, to maintain the shop’s stock levels.

“We have seven charity shops across the West Midlands so we always need quality second-hand items to appeal to a wide range of customers.

“If anyone has clothes, toys, handbags and accessories, household goods such as ornaments and glassware, we’d be delighted to receive them. Donations can be made at any of our shops including the Sedgley centre.

“Funds raised from the shops help us to support around 3,000 local people to live fuller and more independent lives.”

Beacon offers a full range of facilities and support to blind and partially sighted people, including a mix of residential, day care and community services.

Service users receive support from a team of dedicated outreach workers and social groups can meet at the Sedgley centre to participate in arts and crafts, music, fitness and IT sessions.

The charity’s seven charity shops – in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Bloxwich, Wednesbury, Cannock, Halesowen and the centre in Sedgley – deliver much-needed funds through sales of quality donated items and a selection of new goods. Money raised from the shops supports a range of services for people of all ages living with a visual impairment.

The Bloxwich store specialises in wedding attire, with a large stock of new and pre-owned wedding and bridesmaid dresses, suits and mother of the bride outfits and accessories

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