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Charity shop in Leek to close

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 11, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Charity shop in Leek to close
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A CHARITY shop will be closing it’s doors in Leek this month.

Cancer Research UK, which currently has two charity shops in Leek, will be closing it’s Market Place shop on Saturday, February 22.

However, it’s Derby Street shop will remain open.

Representatives of Cancer Research UK has issued a vote of thanks to the people of Leek for supporting their Market Place charity shop.

However the charity is asking for the community’s continued support at its shop at 14 Derby Street, Leek.

As well as the customers who have so generously donated goods and purchased items in its Market Place shop, the charity has also praised the team of staff and volunteers who dedicated their time to making it such a success.

Area Manager Andy Garner said: “We are very sad to close the Cancer Research UK shop in Market Place, Leek.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the team of volunteers who have given up their time over the years and have done a fantastic job, and to the community for the amazing support we’ve received.

“We have a responsibility to be as profitable as possible and, in a climate of increasing over-heads, it is unfortunately and sadly no longer viable for us to remain trading here.”

Cancer Research UK funds world-class research and clinical trials throughout the region and last year spent nearly £21 million supporting the work of doctors, nurses and scientists at hospitals and major universities in the region.

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