The Salvation Army’s latest donation centre will open its doors to the community of Nottingham on Thursday 25th November 2021. Nottingham is the home town of the Booth family, and it’s where, growing up, Founder William Booth realised his calling to help others.
Almost 200 years after William Booth was born in Sneinton in 1829, his legacy lives on through the work of the church and charity, who continue to support the most vulnerable people in society.
The Nottingham donation centre is operated by Salvation Army Trading Company, the trading arm of the charity, and located in East Point Retail Park, close to Notts County and Nottingham Forest Football.
Trevor Caffull, Managing Director, said:
“William Booth was a moderniser and social reformer, who broke down barriers to help others. The work William and Catherine Booth started is still very much active. Our donation centres serve our communities in many different ways. Our colleagues work in partnership with local churches to provide free furniture and other provisions for those in need. They offer affordable products which raises funds for our charity work and they are also a centre of the community in themselves where people can come along and volunteer, meet new friends and learn new skills as part of our training schemes.”
In and around Nottingham, Salvation Army churches have responded to the needs of communities during the national coronavirus lockdowns. The Salvation Army’s William Booth Memorial Hall, in partnership with SAFE, served food at the Wednesday kitchen operation; local churches delivered food parcels; and the site at Sneinton transformed into a regional hub for emergency food that was distributed across the East Midlands.
Sally Thomas is the Manager at the new donation centre. She said:
“From day one, customers will be able to browse a fantastic range of quality second-hand items at affordable prices. The main difference between a charity shop and a donation centre is the range of goods available and volume of donations we are able to accept. There is plenty of space in store to browse our range. There are also parking spaces outside which makes it easier to donate items, including furniture. We have already received lots of items of furniture but they tend to sell quickly, so we always welcome donations and offer free furniture collections. We are really looking forward to welcoming the Nottingham community to our donation centre.”
You can follow the donation centre and contact them via the Nottingham donation centre Facebook page >