Emmaus prepares to reopen Sheffield second-hand superstore

City charity Emmaus Sheffield will re-open its popular second hand superstore on Monday, April 12.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:23 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:25 pm
Emmaus Sheffield shop supervisor Kate Morgan

The drug and alcohol-free project provides a home, support and work for formerly homeless people in the city.

Through its Social Enterprise programme it aims to provide meaningful work and enable the people it supports to eventually become self-supporting once more.

One of the charity’s main fundraising schemes is its store in the Sipelia Works, close to the city’s Canal Basin.

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“We now have a counter area with perspex screen which has been designed with the safety of both the Emmaus team and our customers in mind,” said the charity’s Deputy Manager Charley Fedorenko.

“We are fortunate that the superstore is also big enough for us to introduce a one way system, which is clearly signposted throughout with arrows on the floor.

“And we will still be limiting the number of customers we can have in the shop at any one time so will be asking people to be patient.”