A CHARITY shop that has become one of the region’s most successful has celebrated its one year anniversary.
The Salvation Army shop opened in Aughton Street last August and has since gone from strength to strength.
Store manager Alyson Marshall credits the good name of the Salvation Army as a key reason for the small shop's success, she said: “I think people like to support the charity as it does such good work, it really helps people. A lot of our older customers, especially those who lived through World War Two, like to support us as they really appreciate the support and comfort the charity offers.
“Some feel they have a more personal connection to it.”
The shop’s reward card scheme has also proved to be a success. It works in a way similar to the loyalty cards issued by many other shops, whereby stamps are collected and can be exchanged for £5 vouchers to spend in store.
Buying a 99p “re-bag” and returning it to shop with donations is also rewarded and will earn you two stamps for your card.
Alyson said: “The card scheme has been a great success.
“They're a good way to maintain customer loyalty and keep them coming back into our store.”