Staff, volunteers and customers were in the mood for celebration as they gathered at Bluebell Wood’s Chapeltown shop for its grand reopening.

The much-loved Market Street charity shop narrowly escaped closure before Christmas after new terms were agreed with its landlord and the council. 

Now, after a spring clean and makeover, the shop is back with a bang - and the shelves and rails are packed with new stock at bargain prices.

Alison Firth, Retail Area Manager at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to officially reopen our Chapeltown shop and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming back our loyal customers and meeting many new ones.

“The shop is an important part of the local community and thanks to their ongoing support and the hard work of our dedicated team of staff and volunteers we’re able to make a real difference to local families who are going through the toughest of times.

“Please do come along to say hello, browse our fantastic range and grab yourself a bargain while you’re here.”

Regular customer Florena Broughton, who was there for the grand reopening, said she was happy to be back hunting for bargains: "I always find it very pleasant in this shop. It's really well stocked and I always manage to buy something!"

Assistant manager Mick Tindle said: "I'm delighted the shop is staying open. We have a wonderful team of volunteers and a fantastic customer base."

The Chapeltown shop can be found at Unit 3 Asda Complex, Market Street, S35 2UW and is open Monday - Saturday from 9am - 4pm.

Bluebell Wood’s network of charity shops rely on supporters’ generosity so the Chapeltown shop welcomes donations of pre-loved items. These can be taken to the shop itself or dropped off at Bluebell Wood’s donation station at the hospice.

The Donation Station is open from 7am – 7pm daily and can be found in the car park of the hospice on Cramfit Road, North Anston, S25 4AJ.