A new charity shop has been given the mayoral seal of approval.
Calderdale mayor, Clr Pat Allen, officially opened the RSPCA shop in Elland.
It will raise funds to support the Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch care for animals and the Southgate shop the eighth for the cause.
It will sell a mix of fashion clothing and accessories, media, books, household items and much more and ill be managed by Vanessa Gledhill who has worked for the RSPCA since 1998.
She said: “I am really excited about opening our Elland shop, everyone has been really positive and the community has shown fantastic support with donations whilst we have been setting up the shop.
“People have been really interested, telling us stories of how they adopted their dog or cat from the RSPCA, so we are really happy to be part of the local community.”
RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch Treasurer Kath Airey said: “We are constantly looking for opportunities to raise funds to ensure we can meet the welfare needs of the animals in our care and our charity shops are an essential part of our charitable business.
“Anyone who donates or purchases items from any of our shops can be absolutely certain that all profits go directly to care for animals in greatest need, many that have suffered from neglect and abuse in the hands of cruel owners.”
The RSPCA says they are set to relocate the Brighouse shop to bigger premises in February.
Volunteers are wanted to assist in the new shop; anyone with a couple of hours to spare should contact Vanessa on 01422 378236 or call in at the shop which will be open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm.
The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch’s other shops are located in Brighouse, Halifax Town Centre, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Byram Street and Trinity Street, Huddersfield.