YMCA helpes homeless Clitheroe women get a roof over their heads

The YMCA shop in Clitheroe presents a cheque for �10.017.
The YMCA shop in Clitheroe presents a cheque for �10.017.
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A CLITHEROE charity shop is making a real difference to people’s lives right on its own doorstep.

Two formerly homeless and vulnerable young women in Clitheroe now have a roof over their heads and a safe place to call home thanks to staff and customers at Clitheroe’s YMCA shop, next to the Booths store in Station Road.

Money raised from sales of items donated to the shop has helped to provide two houses in Clitheroe for local young homeless people. The project was run jointly by the YMCA working with local social housing provider Ribble Valley Homes and Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Recently the Clitheroe YMCA shop was able to hand over a cheque for just over £10,000 - the proceeds from sales thre. As well as the usual range of goods, the former Kwik Save store is big enough to stock larger items of donated furniture and household items and is a great place to pick up a bargain that also helps someone else.