Horsham welcomes new RSPCA shop
The RSPCA is set to open the doors of a new charity shop this week which will help raise much needed funds for animals in need in the West Sussex area.
The store will sell a wide selection of second hand items all of which have been generously donated by members of the public. It will also feature a TV screen in the window streaming animals needing homes in the area and RSPCA news - the first in any of the charity’s shops.
The shop is located at 35 East Street, Horsham, and is due to be opened at noon on Saturday (17 October) by the RSPCA’s assistant director for field operations, Dermot Murphy. It is a joint operation between two RSPCA branches - Sussex Chichester and District and Sussex North, based in Horsham.
Jenny Eden, branch support specialist for both branches, said the revenue generated by the new charity shop will make a huge difference in helping animals in need in the area.
She said: “It is great that we are finally opening a shop in Horsham - where the national charity is based. It is great to have a presence in our home town.
“Sadly there are always a large number of abandoned or neglected animals in the area desperately in need of our help. All the money raised at this new shop will go straight back to helping animals that are currently in the care of both of these branches.
“We also help the TV screen featuring the animals which need a new home will encourage potential adopters to come forward and provide one.
“This shop is heavily reliant on donations from the public and we hope that people from the community will support us and donate items which can be sold at the shop.”
The shop is in need of both donations and volunteers. Items can be donated in person at
the shop, and anyone interested in being a volunteer should contact the shop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07444 704368.
Opening hours will be 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday.