FIND a treasure at Tamworth's newest charity shop which is set to open its doors on Friday.
The new store will operate out of the Hallsville Uniting Church with shelves full of bric-a-brac, clothing and furniture.
Usually the Church would sell these preloved items at the local market, but when COVID-19 cancelled and disrupted markets around the city volunteer Margaret Crowell came up with the idea of opening a permanent store.
Ms Crowell said she was hoping the new store would be more than just an op shop but also a place for people to sit, have a coffee and catch up.
"It's nice if they can sit out and have a bit of communication and outreach away from home," she said.
"I just don't want people to sit at home and do nothing."
With the social interaction in mind, Ms Crowell said she hoped locals would come for both a browse and also to help out with sorting and selling.
"I'm hoping that particularly people in the area will become involved with helping us," she said.
With Christmas coming up Ms Crowell said she hoped people would spend some money and time at the new store, which has already received floods of donations from the community - with both pre-loved and brand new items on sale.
"We've been inundated with absolutely magnificent stuff," she said.
The grand opening of the charity shop will be on Friday, December 3 at 10am.
The store will then operate every Friday and Saturday from 10am till 4pm for a coffee, a catch up, and a browse.
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