Cats Protection charity shop opens in Grimsby
THE first Cats Protection charity shop in North East Lincolnshire has opened.
The shop, on the Nunsthorpe estate, in Grimsby, which was officially opened by the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Mike Burton, will raise money to rehome unwanted and abandoned cats.
There are ten volunteers and two employees who will run the shop from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Shop manager Tracy Arnold said: "We thought this would be an ideal location to offer affordable clothes and bric-a-brac.
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"We got the shop two weeks ago and quickly got it together, including all the volunteers who are mostly from Nunsthorpe.
"The money from the shop will go towards abandoned cats and neutering of cats. The furthest we will spend the money is in Immingham."
Hayley Harwood, assistant manager, said they still need all the help they can get when it comes to volunteers.
"It gives something for people to do and learn new skills," she said.
"We have a range of volunteers from young people to retired people.
"They don't need any skills – apart from being reliable and available."
Mr Burton said: "I think it is an excellent idea for people to volunteer and learn new skills from it. It brightens up the area and the shop front is great, as well as the interior being laid out really well."
Cat-lover Joan Irving, who lives on the estate, has signed up as a volunteer.
She said: "I have five cats myself so I think it's a great idea all the money goes towards local cats.
"Hopefully, this shop will create an interest in cats. I was really excited when I saw the shop because I realised that someone must love cats as much as me!"
Cerise Beardsley, 20, of Nunsthorpe, said volunteering was something to do in her spare time. She said: "I think the shop looks fantastic and I hope it will be a real success."