Good news as charity shop fills vacant town centre newsagents

Now open: Emma Saysell, chief executive of St David’s Hospice Care (second right) with, Nicola Macintosh, Ross Hughes and Michelle Carter, at the new charity shop on High Street, Chepstow

Bargain hunters gathered at the doors of a closed down newsagents on the high street in Chepstow for its re-emergence as a bright new charity shop.

The shop, close to the Chepstow town council offices and historic arch, has been opened by St David’s Hospice Care.

A queue of people awaited the opening of the shop on Wednesday (16th October). Items of furniture on display in the window were snapped up as soon as the doors were opened by the Newport-based charity chief Executive Emma Saysell.

Emma said: “It was lovely to see people waiting for the doors to open and to have such brisk sales straight away.

“We’re really pleased with our lovely new shop which has a prime position on High Street replaces one on Moor Street and the other in Thomas Street. The new shop, which has storage space on the first floor, is larger than the combined space of the other two shops.”

St David’s Hospice Care, which also has a shop in Bulwark and its largest in Caldicot, has 37 shops across South Wales and a depot in Cwmbran.

The central depot, which receives donations of clothes, furniture and bric a brac, is now being opened from 10-3 on Saturdays to accept charitable contributions.