Charity shop to offer more

By Harriet Ernstsons Monday 01 July 2013 Updated: 01/07 16:08

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Buy photos » Coun Rebecca Blake opened The Oasis at Woodrow with Jane Deane and Diane Tolson from the management team, Rev Robin Baker, assistant manager Lesley Wootton, volunteer Ron Hunt and manager Katrina Youster. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2713008MMR

A CHARITY shop with a difference opened in Redditch today (Monday).

The Oasis at Woodrow not only offers second hand items to residents, but also a coffee shop area, a snug for reading and a room for those who want to speak to Oasis Christian Centre staff privately.

With the aim of being 'a place where people matter', the shop in Woodrow Centre is the second in the town following the opening of the Winyates venue two years ago and will also act as a drop-off point for the charity's foodbank.

Branch manager Katrina Youster, who previously managed the Winyates shop, said: "We formed many close relationships with volunteers, customers and traders in the Winyates community and local councillors, and hope the shop will continue its part there into the future."

Coun Rebecca Blake, who officially opened the shop, said: "I've seen first hand the good work Oasis Christian Centre do across the town.

"I'm really pleased to welcome the charity shop into Woodrow Centre. I'm sure it will soon be part of the local community."

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