A MARSDEN charity shop has hit the major milestone of raising £250,000 for good causes in the village.
Now flood victims are set to benefit from the Cuckoo’s Nest shop on Peel Street after the store donated last week’s profits to those hit by torrential downpours in other parts of Yorkshire.
The shop has been raising money for the local community for six years, selling clothes, books, household goods and bric-a-brac.
Profits are handed out twice a year in the form of grants to groups who can demonstrate that they will benefit Marsden residents.
As well as helping local causes, the shop sends funds to national and international emergency appeals.
Last week’s profits have been sent to help victims of the floods in South Yorkshire and Hull.
Jennie Yates, chairwoman of the shop, said: “This is a tremendous achievement. All credit is due to the hard work of our band of dedicated volunteers and to the people of Marsden, who regularly donate excellent second-hand goods. Not to forget the customers, who support us by their purchases.”
She added that the shop is always looking for new volunteers to serve customers or help sort goods. The shop opens from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, but is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Anyone who wants to volunteer should contact the shop on 01484 846945.