A NEW shop opening in the city centre this week marks a significant milestone for an organisation committed to helping older people in their everyday lives.

Age UK Wiltshire will be operating from its new shop located at 44 Catherine Street but the charity has said 'it is much more than a retail space'. It will be a centre for face to face appointments with information and advice advisors providing guidance on a wide range of essential services and support. 

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CEO of Age UK Wiltshire, Sarah Cardy said: "Our first new charity shop represents a significant step forward in our efforts to be a town centre presence and raise important funds that directly impact the services we provide for older people. We want it to be a place that people feel welcome, and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the Salisbury community.

"We are thrilled with the new space and it’s been so exciting putting it all together." 

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The shop will also offer a diverse selection of quality goods from clothing and accessories to household items and unique collectibles. Funds raised through the shop will support vital services including companionship, community exercise clubs, and advice and assistance with daily living. 

The shop has its official opening at 10.30 am on Thursday December 7 with Salisbury Older People's Champion, Irene Kohler providing an opening speech. 

The shop will be staffed by volunteers. 

For more information about Age UK Wiltshire and its new Salisbury Charity Shop, or to see how you can donate pre-loved items, please visit: ageuk.org.uk