Shops have come and gone faster than the January sales frenzy on Huddersfield’s high streets.
But a stone’s throw from the town centre, there’s one that is celebrating its fourth decade.
Colne Road’s Oxfam Wastesaver centre is marking more than 40 years of trading with a premium shopping night.
The celebrations come as the centre, originally a warehouse for the charity’s shops around the region, unveils a fresh new look following a recent £17,000 refurbishment.
Space outside the shop has been transformed into a proper car park, while the store has been fitted with a new staircase and lighting.
Manager Debbie Kings, who began working at the centre five years ago as a volunteer, said: “We’re so glad to have a proper car park after having a big muddy puddle outside for the past few years.
“Oxfam have been very good to us and funded a proper refurb.”
Debbie added: “We are open seven days a week and always looking for more donations and volunteers.”
The centre will be hosting its 40th Birthday Bargain Bonanza on the evening of Thursday May 19, selling its best recent donations which have been reserved for the event, plus 99p BOGOF offers on children’s clothes, free food and a children’s lucky dip.
High street and online giants such as Marks & Spencer, ASOS and Amazon have also been sending corporate donations.
Entry for the event is £1 with proceeds going to Oxfam, helping tackle poverty across the world.