THE TEAM at a Wellington retailer looks set to assist an organisation for lonely and isolated older people this and next year (2017/18) after choosing it as the store’s Charity of the Year.
The Emporium Somerset on Mantle Street will be helping to fundraise for The Silver Line throughout the coming 12 months at its various events including having collection boxes in the shop.
Claire Lindfield, Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Silver Line, said: “We are thrilled that The Emporium Somerset has selected us as its Charity of the Year. All the support we receive is vital to the service we provide.”
The Silver Line operates the only national, free, confidential helpline for lonely and isolated older people. It currently receives 10,000 calls a week and more than 68% of calls are made during the night or at weekends.
Cato Cooper, Co-owner of The Emporium Somerset, which includes more than 50 different shops across three floors, selling thousands of home and gift items, explained: “The Silver Line does amazing work with lonely and isolated older people and we are super excited to be supporting it as our Charity of the Year. We are really looking forward to fundraising in aid of the charity during the coming 12 months.”
The Emporium Somerset is home to more than 50 shopkeepers selling thousands of homeware, garden and gift items.
Housed in a Victorian chapel on Mantle Street in Wellington, it stocks cards, home accessories, furniture, home and garden wares, knick-knacks, plants, fresh flowers and a small selection of children’s toys.
Cato added: “Our store is fresh, vibrant, light and airy with lots of inspirational, contemporary items, as well as traditional and vintage ones.
“Most of our shopkeepers’ products are either handmade here in the Westcountry, sourced from other British craftspeople and makers, or from ethical and Fairtrade companies. So, there are plenty of unusual items here for people to have a look at and they are reasonably priced too. By buying from us, shoppers are supporting the very backbone of the nation’s economy – small, independent, local businesses.”
As well as running the store, Cato also specialises in restoring furniture and runs a paint and home accessories studio and workshop in-store.
For further details, please call The Emporium Somerset on 01823 660076, email email@example.com or visit www.theemporiumsomerset.co.uk.
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