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Shoppers in Derbyshire will be able to get their fashion fix once again when a charity reopens its store selling leading retailer items at low prices.

Final preparations are being made for Newlife’s shop in Market Street, Heanor, ahead of its grand reopening to the public on Tuesday 7th July.

Eager shoppers will welcome the news after it was forced to temporarily close its doors three months ago following the pandemic outbreak.

Staff have introduced limited, safe and reduced measures so the store Covid secure and in line with Government guidelines.

Bosses hope shoppers will dig deep to support the shop, which helps fund vital equipment for disabled and terminally ill children. The charity has lost £2 million in income during the lockdown.

Janette Gregory, Shop Manager, said: “After a long wait we’re delighted to finally be opening the doors of our Heanor store to all of our loyal customers.

“Ahead of opening day everyone is busy ensuring the shop is Covid secure and safe for shoppers browsing the bargains we have on offer.

“Our staff will be wearing PPE and there’ll be some measures in place for the time being but we’re striving to offer customers the best shopping experience possible.

“The last few months have been incredibly difficult for us all but we’re looking forward to welcoming our wonderful customers back.

“A huge thank you to everyone who continues to support us, your generosity means we can keep provide vital equipment to children and their families across the UK.”

Social distancing measures and extra aisle space are being introduced to protect both customers and staff.

Full details of the opening and closing hours at all of the charity’s stores can be found on Newlife’s website here.

All profits generated by Heanor and Newlife’s fleet of stores support vital charity work providing essential specialist equipment to disabled and terminally ill children.

It also operates a nurse-run helpline and contributes to changes in local and national policies on the provision of equipment for disabled children.

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.

Newlife is the UK’s leading charity provider of specialist disability equipment. Over the last three decades it has provided specialist equipment to more than 22,500 children as well as helping fund £15.7million of research.

For opening times and to find out the latest about Newlife’s reopening plans click here.