Bramley Elderly Action’s social enterprise branch, UpBEAt, is closing the community shop at Viewpoint, Bramley Shopping Centre on Saturday 21st September. The shop has been an important source of income for the charity, which supports local older people. BEA are actively searching for more suitable premises for the shop.
Items will be on discount in the run up to the closure so there’s a great chance of getting a bargain, even early Christmas gifts or a winter coat!
Jeannie Madden, shop manager said:
“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s supported the shop over the years – people who’ve donated goods, who’ve bought things, and all our volunteers.”
UpBEAt will continue to run the community shop attached to the BEA office at 230a Stanningley Road.
Lee Ingham, Manager of Bramley Elderly Action, said:
“We hope people will continue to donate to, and buy from, the shop at our office on Stanningley Road – you’ll be very warmly welcomed there.”
BEA made if quite clear that their future, or the continuity of their activities, is not in any way under threat, but that they need to make the best possible use of their resources for the best for local older people.
Bramley Elderly Action is an independent charity which provides opportunities and support for older people, aged 60 and over, in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley. The organisation has about 1,100 members and about 150 volunteers, ranging in age from 18-97!
For more information
Lee Ingham – Manager, Bramley Elderly Action – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0113 236 1644
Note to editors
- Bramley Elderly Action was founded in 1994
- It is one of about 40 independent Neighbourhood Network Schemes for older people in Leeds