furniture shop for low earners opens on Highbridge estate
new charitable business has opened in Highbridge, selling second-hand
furniture to residents on low incomes while raising money for
the community at the same time.
group of volunteers, led by Highbridge Residents Association's
Tina Gray and Kim Chatwin and helped by county councillor John
Woodman, is leasing the former newsagent's shop in Morland Road
to launch Highbridge Furniture Limited.
store caters exclusively for people on low incomes of under £20,000.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There are many local people who
do not earn enough to afford new furniture which is where this
added: "Fifty per cent of all profits that the shop generates
will be put back into the community."
County Councillor John Woodman, who is supporting the enterprise,
has been helping the group by offering advice and attended the
grand opening, pictured here.
new shop is being run as a Community Interest Company and the
group hopes to seek charitable status in the future. Volunteers
who are interested in helping the operation are being urged to
drop in at the shop.
Highbridge Residents Association members Tina Gray and Kim Chatwin
with Highbridge County Councillor John Woodman at the shop's opening