After much hard work in the last few weeks to prepare goods and ensure that the shop is able to comply with Health and Safety protocols, the Nearly New Shop will re-open on MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ONLYat present, from 10.00am until 12 noon. Various systems are in place to protect all. Visitors and volunteers are required to wear face coverings, sanitise hands, adhere to social distancing, and use a one way system within the shop. Should there be further restrictions leading to closure, notification will be given on the website.The Nearly New Shop is located in a room in the Church Hall in Summerhill Street. It not only a way of generating income for Saint Matthew’s. Volunteers from the congregations staff the shop, aiming to provide a friendly, and valuable service to the local community. People not only come to look, buy or donate goods, but also to drop in for a chat. Prices are extremely reasonable; stock is frequently updated and there are sometimes special offers and unusual items. Donations of stock are brought, or are collected by us, from as far afield as Edinburgh, Otterburn, Hexham, the Coast, Bedlington and Sedgefield, in addition to those from local individuals and other church congregations within the Newcastle area.We are always keen to receive donations, and welcome clothes, footwear, handbags, bags, luggage, bric-a-brac, ornaments, cutlery, crockery, kitchenware, bed linen, table linen, towels, curtains, cushions, small items of furniture (ie. coffee table, stool etc.) tools, toys, games, books, baby, gardening or pet items. Unsold items, are collected by a company, which provides an additional revenue. Good quality unsold stock is taken to other charity shops in the area, so nothing is wasted.