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Fashion lovers will be able to grab designer fashion items at bargain prices this Christmas while helping a charity support disabled children in need when a new clothing store opens in Somerset.

Newlife will bring its unique retail operation to Yeovil later this month after plans were announced to open a pop-up store in the town.

It is taking over the former River Island shop in Vicarage Walk, Yeovil and will be open to shoppers from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm and between 10am and 4pm on Sunday. An opening date will be announced soon.

The store, which will be open for a year, will sell womens and mens clothing, accessories and homeware that have been donated from designer labels and high street retailers at reduced prices.

Newlife receives donations of high street fashion from designer labels including River Island, Ted Baker, Superdry, Kurt Geiger, M&S and more.

Limited, safe and reduced measures will be in place to insure that the store is Covid secure and in line with Government guidelines.

A recruitment drive is underway with three full-time vacancies up for grabs until Friday, November 27, including Store Manager, Deputy Store Manager and Sales Assistant roles.

Shopping at the store will support the Newlife charity in its effort to provide life-changing support to disabled children who desperately need specialist equipment.

Harjinder Samra, Deputy Commercial Director at Newlife, said: “We’re so excited to be expanding our retail operation and opening our new Newlife store to shoppers in Yeovil in December.

“The pop-up shop will give our loyal customers the chance to pick up great quality clothing and other items at bargain prices ahead of the Christmas rush.

“Shopping in the store will mean the charity can be there for disabled children who need vital support – we all hope to see you there.”

Newlife and leading clothing and accessories retailer River Island have been working together for almost 30 years, with the latter playing an integral in the development.

The Yeovil outlet will be Newlife’s eighth store currently trading, with other shops operating in the likes of Cannock, Staffordshire, Moreton, Wirral and Yardley, Birmingham.

Social distancing measures and extra aisle space will be introduced to protect both customers and staff.

More than 240 leading high street retailers and manufacturers donate surplus items, faulty products and customer returns to Newlife, which prevents them from ending up dumped in landfill.

The charity then removes all labels to protect retailers from fraudulent returns and sells the items at much reduced prices.

As well as working to providing equipment for disabled children, Newlife also operates a nurse-run helpline and contributes to changes in local and national policies on the provision of equipment for disabled children.

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