The Daylight Shop and its team of dedicated volunteers received Swansgates Good Deed for February. They were nominated for their hard work and going the extra mile for their community.
The Daylight shop is one of many services which make up the Daylight Centre fellowship who together, provide opportunities for a healthier, happier, independent and purposeful future. Their vision is to be an effective, leading organisation preventing and alleviating poverty, homelessness and social exclusion in North Northhamtonshire. A vision which simply wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of their volunteers.
Vicky, member of the board for the Daylight Centre and retired social worker of 34 years explained ‘The Daylight Shop is run by a team of wonderful volunteers who work for free and go over and above for the people of Wellingborough. They are always happy to help, coming in early, arranging taxis, they even ensured the shop remained open despite the recent snow!’ She explained ‘Everything in the shop, including all of the fixtures and fittings are donated. This means that more funds go back into the charity.’
The Daylight Shop raises funds for the charity selling pre-loved items via Ebay (for high value goods), Facebook Market Place (midrange) and The Daylight Shop – which is the perfect place to grab a bargain. It has a wide range of stock including pre-loved fashion, footwear, homeware, books, toys and much more. All proceeds from donated unwanted goods goes directly towards supporting their clients and providing the services they need.
Swansgate Shopping Centre gifted the Daylight Shop with a new sturdy clothes rail so that they can display sale items outside the shop, and a box a biscuits because the team definitely deserves a tea break to put their feet up with a cuppa!
Their busy shop welcomes donations of good quality pre-owned goods. Spread a little joy by donating your clutter!
You can find out more about the Daylight Centre and their services here.
Do you know someone who deserves a good deed? Swansgate are looking for local schools, clubs, charities, community groups and of course individuals which would benefit from some support.