Media Release: Shoppers urged to help a good cause and snap up a bargain at charity shops’ January Sales

Journalists and photographers are invited to a photocall at Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop at 104A Raeburn Place at 10am on Monday January 3, 2011, for its annual sale.

To arrange an alternative time, please telephone the shop manager, Pete Jew direct on 0131 343 2963.

SHELTER Scotland’s Stockbridge shop and bookshop next door are kicking off the New Year in style with their infamous annual sale at 10am on January 3, 2011.

Shoppers are being urged to come and snap up a unique bargain and help a good cause at the same time.

Last year, shoppers queued for over two hours ahead of the sales, hoping to snap up desirable designer goods and quirky collectors items.

This year, a range of goodies are on sale including vintage vinyl records, a beautiful illustrated book on Japanese poetry, a pair of Lambeth Doulton vases, a 1920’s silver and tortoiseshell vanity set, a Merrythought “cheeky bear” teddy and a vintage gramophone player.

Shelter Scotland’s Forrest Road shop will follow suit with its own sale at 10am on Friday January 7, 2011. Items on sale will include a gorgeous vintage Lanvin cape and a Hermes scarf, and a stunning beaded 1920’s dress.

Ron Hill, area manager for Shelter Scotland’s shops, said:

“Our annual January sales are always extremely popular, with customers queuing well in advance to snap up some of the great items we have on sale. Last year, on the first day of our sale we raised over £4,000 which was just fantastic.

“And due to the high quality of some of the special goods people have so generously donated we are hoping this year will be an even bigger success. We urge shoppers to get down to our sale and grab a unique bargain while helping a good cause at the same time.

“All funds raised will help support Shelter Scotland’s work to help people struggling with housing issues or facing homelessness.”


Notes to Editors:

1. Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity. Shelter Scotland believes that everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all.

2. Spokespeople are available for interview, telephone the media office on 0844 515 2442. An ISDN line number is available for broadcast interviews.

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