Family Fund Business Services (FFBS) are delighted to be working with disability equality charity Scope, to support the opening of their first hybrid charity store in the North of England.
The second ‘Home by Scope’ store opened in Doncaster on February 28 and houses furniture, homeware, electrical goods, clothing and bric-a-brac all under one (very large) roof.
FFBS Account Manager Helen Bradley went to visit the Doncaster store to see how they were finding their first weeks trading. She said:
“It’s great to see a high street store that offers affordable furniture and homeware whilst helping to make a difference to the lives of disabled people across the UK. We are delighted to be part of this new store concept, and look forward to supporting Scope with their ambitions in the future.”
Scope helps to support the 13.9m disabled people in the UK – that is 22% of the population.
The partnership with Scope demonstrates a new way of working for FFBS, who have developed their model in order to support the disability equality charity with their fundraising objectives. FFBS will continue to supply the stores with homeware and small appliances, offering best value and quality goods for both the charity and their end customers.
Sue Bond, Deputy Store Manager said:
“It’s been very busy since the opening (28 February) and the turnaround of stock is very high, which is great. We’ve had such a positive response so far, I’m really enjoying the busy environment and the feeling that I have made a difference at the end of each day.”
The shop is located at Unit 3A, Thorne Road Retail Park, Doncaster, DN2 5DX and is fully accessible to wheelchair users and people with buggies.
Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. For more information go to www.scope.org.uk
Family Fund Business Services work with charities across the UK to support the delivery of their grant making programmes, helping them to improve efficiencies and extend their funding.
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