A NEW charity shop is not only helping to raise vital funds but also giving young people the chance of apprenticeships.
First in – Best Dressed, on Cambridge Street, is offering apprentices practical experience of running a business as well as raising money for charities.
The store is supporting a particular charity for three months at a time, starting with Autism Plus.
Sheffield Council leader, Coun Julie Dore, who opened the store, said: “This is an excellent project, supporting local charities, young people and revitalising an empty unit in the city centre. By donating your unwanted items, you are providing the fuel to develop young people and raising vital funds for charities.”
The shop, created in one of the units emptied for the Sevenstone new retail quarter, will be open for at least the next two years until the major project goes ahead.
Ann Cadman, managing director at The Source Skills Academy, which trains retail staff and has created the store, said: “This is an exciting new charity shop that not only supports local charities, but gives young people the opportunity to gain practical experience in a retail environment.”