Happy Birthday To Our Store!

Petrus People Community store is now 2 years old and how proud we are! Just like any other 2 year old, it has grown up and learned a lot in this last 2 years.

As we celebrate our bithday it seems like a good time to take stock of what has been achieved in the last 2 years and to make our customers and donors more aware of the work of Petrus Community in Rochdale and the surrounding boroughs.

What do we do? We sell donated goods that still have life in them and our prices are hard to beat. We sell anything and everything; including furniture, clothing, electricals, toys, books, music, DVD’s, bric-a-brac and baby equipment. We have some weird and wonderful items donated even some items that we don’t know the purpose of! If you are having a clear out of items that are in good condition please call us, we can collect furniture locally.

At the store we have received great support from a small army of around 85 volunteers! This amazing team of people have contributed in all aspects of the building maintenance and operation of the store. Rochdale Rotary Club has proved an indispensable source of support, labour and skills for us. Other volunteers are drawn from all areas of our community; Petrus service users, customers, donors, work placements, Rochdale people that want to support a worthy cause.

We operate a free clothing scheme for people that are sleeping rough around our borough and for families in crisis situations. These are referred by an agency worker such as school worker, health visitor, support worker, housing officer.

Petrus Community have given the Petrus People store a budget to be used to give some basic essential items to families in extreme need. So far this has amounted to around £20,000 of furniture being delivered to people in need around our borough. Please email Claire.jefferies@petrus.org.uk for more information on how to make a referral.

If you haven’t been to the store yet, you really are missing out. Check out some photos on our face book page, and get down to the store:

Hamer Lane, Rochdale, OL16 2UL.
(1 minute walk from Fire Station or Croft Shifa Medical centre)

Tel: 01706 341189.

Web page: www.petrus.org.uk/community_store.php

Opening times
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 3pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm

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