On Saturday 2nd June 2012 Birmingham Settlement’s Erdington shop held an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the shop being open and the Diamond Jubilee. The shop was heavily decorated for the occasion and customers were offered free tea and cakes while they shopped! We were very grateful for the contribution of local businesses, customers and volunteers who donated cakes and prizes, as well as helping to produce the decorations for the shop. There was also a celebration of the volunteers who have helped to run the shop over the years, with a display showing the names of all of the shop’s previous volunteers – a presentation of 25 roses was made to Barbara, the shop’s longest standing volunteer, who has been with us since the very beginning. There was also a raffle out the back of the shop to raise additional funds for the Settlement. Although the weather didn’t hold up for the entire day there was still a good turn out and the event was very enjoyable.
To see more photos of the event please visit our Flickr page.
Our seven shops across the city are desperate for new item donations. If you have any unwanted clothes, books, toys, etc lying around your house, please come and drop them into us! In particular, our shops in Erdington and Newtown need additional donations as soon as possible. If you’re having a house clearance and have a lot of items to donate we can arrange for the items to be collected for you. We also have a constant need for carrier bags for use in our shops, so please give your spares to us as well! If you are interested in donating items please contact the shop closest to you directly – see our shops page for details. If you’re a UK taxpayer (pay income tax or capital gains tax) be sure to ask for your items to be Gift Aided – this means we can claim the tax back and earn an extra 25% on your donation at no cost to you!