Lincoln homeless charity to open second shop in former Co-op

Homelessness charity The Nomad Trust will open its second shop in Lincoln next week.

The new store, a former Lincolnshire Co-op at the junction of Moorland Avenue and Skellingthorpe Road, will open on May 7 to sell quality, second-hand clothes and furniture.

Lincolnshire YMCA, which runs The Nomad Trust, hopes to open three more shops over the next three years.

Malcolm Barham of Lincolnshire YMCA said: “Charity shops are a vital part of the Nomad service, taking in donations and raising money to provide shelter for people in need.

“We are hoping that this shop will contribute up to £50,000 a year towards our work.

“We have had a great reaction from people in the local community about the new opening. There is clearly strong demand for quality, second-hand clothes and furniture. Once we have established this store we will start to think about the next site.”

Lincolnshire YMCA was advised on the commercial lease of the property by Sarah Miles of Lincoln-based Langleys Solicitors.

Sarah Miles said: “This shop has been empty for some time so we were pleased to help the Lincolnshire YMCA bring it back into use. Their investment in this property will create a valuable community facility that raises important funds for a highly deserving charity.”

The Nomad Trust is a Christian-based charity which provides welfare services in Lincoln for those who are homeless or in need. Users of its services can access free clothing, bedding and kitchen packs when they move into their own accommodation.

Donations for the new store are welcome via the Nomad Trust shop on Sincil Street in Lincoln city centre.