"Shop wars" seek to boost business for charity

By Dave Doyle | 19/10/2017

'Shop wars' seek to boost business for charity
Volunteers and shoppers at a Rotherham Hospice shop.

A CHARITY will host its second one-day “shop wars” in a bid to maximise its takings — with help from some sales professionals.

On Tuesday, Rotherham Hospice shops will welcome experts from insurance company Aviva.

The extra staff will use their sales skills for good, trying to whip buyers into a charity shopping frenzy.

A similar scheme this summer saw Lloyds Bank staff help boost the charity’s one-day takings from an expected £1,700 to around £5,000.

Volunteers hope to make £10,000 across the charity’s nine shops in the upcoming sales bonanza.

Fundraising manager Sharon Thompson said: “Our last effort was very successful and we are hoping to replicate that.

“A lot of people have certain ideas about what a charity shop is and we want to get rid of those — our shops are very nice.

“It should be an exciting day — which will also include a tombola and a raffle.”

Visit www.rotherhamhospice.org.uk/locations to find a shop and drop in between 9am and 4.30pm next Tuesday, for help finding a bargain.

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