Pop Up Shop Opens in Leigh to Mark Challenge Poverty Week

The Brick is hosting a pop-sale in its Leigh Charity Shop on Tuesday 18th October to mark Challenge Poverty Week.

Working with the Rebuild with Hope Foundation, the staff and volunteers from The Brick Shop on Railway Street in Leigh will be selling a range of items from a host of well-known retailers, and everything on sale will be available for shoppers to buy at heavily discounted prices. All proceeds from the one-off pop-up shop will go to Rebuild with Hope Foundation and The Brick.

The Rebuild with Hope Foundation works with individuals with multiple barriers to employment such as ex-offenders, people facing homelessness, refugees, ex-services veterans, and asylum seekers. The Brick works with individuals and families across Wigan and Leigh who are facing poverty and homelessness.

Harriet Foxon, Finance & Commercial Manager at The Brick, said: “During National Challenge Poverty Week we wanted to do something a little bit different to help families in Leigh. A recent study from the Economics Foundation found that 3 in 4 households are unable to meet rising living costs*, so we wanted to do something this week to help people to not only source discounted clothing, but to enjoy visiting our warm and welcoming shop and to meet our friendly staff and volunteers.

“This is a great opportunity for local families to access good quality, affordable clothing, to help us to raise much-needed cash for two great charities and to help with the challenges that we are all facing due to the cost-of-living-crisis.”

The Brick and Rebuild with Hope Foundation Pop-Up Sale is open on Tuesday 18th October, form 10.30am-2.00pm, at The Brick Shop in Leigh, which is located at 13 Railway Rd, Leigh WN7 4AA.

Source:* https://neweconomics.org/2022/06/over-10-million-households-will-struggle-to-meet-the-cost-of-living-next-april