Alford charity shop to close

Howe Trinity Church’s charity shop in Alford, will close for business on November 24 after nearly nine years of successful trading.

The use of the shop, in Donside Road, was gifted to the church for that period by local businessman, Mr Alan Grant and has raised substantial sums of money, which have gone a long way towards paying for Howe Trinity’s new church hall, opened in 2008. Over the years, a team of nearly eighty volunteers, have worked under coordinator, Mrs Norma Scott.

Howe Trinity minister, Rev John Cook said: “We are very grateful to our volunteers and to the community of Alford who have donated items so generously and have also been our loyal customers. However, our lease has come to an end, we have achieved our target of paying for the hall, and the shop staff deserve a well-earned rest.”

The shop will be open on 16, 17 and 18th of November and the 22, 23 and 24th of November, from 10am – 4pm. And during the last three days of trading, all goods will be sold at half the marked price.

In the new year there will be a special celebration to recognise the contribution that the shop has made to Howe Trinity church and to the wider community.