Oxfam opens ‘superstore’ charity shop in Oxford

Oxfam superstore
Image caption The superstore is 12 instances the dimensions of a median Oxfam shop

An Oxfam “superstore” has opened it doorways in Oxford – town the place the charity opened its first shop.

Oxfam mentioned it labored with a Swedish charity forward of the launch of retailer, which is predicated on an “out-of-town format”.

The 18,500 sq ft (1,718 sq m) retailer has a drive-through choice for individuals to drop off donations.

The charity mentioned it was the largest of its retailers worldwide, and that 150 volunteers would run it.

Image caption It is the charity’s first superstore

Julie Neeve, mission supervisor for the shop, mentioned: “It was simply an concept that we needed to take a look at – an out-of-town format – and we spent a while with a Swedish charity the same mannequin, understanding what they do.

“Then we discovered this superb web site throughout the highway from our headquarters in Oxford.”

Volunteer Rosemary Shurgold mentioned: “I like it. I feel it’s inspirational and well-stocked.

“It’s the longer term and I actually hope it should be a fantastic success.

“There is all the time one thing taking place and this organisation doesn’t stand nonetheless.”

Image caption Volunteer Rosemary Shurgold known as the shop “inspirational”

Oxfam opened its first shop in Oxford in 1948 and now has greater than 600 shops throughout the UK.

This month, it’s encouraging individuals to cease shopping for new garments and as a substitute purchase used gear as a part of its Second Hand September marketing campaign.

Image copyright Oxfam
Image caption Oxfam opened its first retailer in Oxford in 1948

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