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Age Concern opens its first charity shop in the heart of Los Boliches

Volunteers prepare the shop for its opening next Monday.
Volunteers prepare the shop for its opening next Monday. / SUR
  • The money raised from the venture will help to fund its three drop-in centres and the welfare outreach programme to people in old age

After several years of searching, Age Concern Fuengirola and Mijas is delighted to announce the opening of its first charity shop in the heart of Los Boliches. The shop is located at 56 Calle Francisco, just a two-minute walk from the church.

Age Concern Fuengirola and Mijas was formed in February 2014 and has already set up three drop-in centres and a welfare outreach programme.

The new shop, which will open its doors on Monday 20 March, is light and airy with plenty of room to walk around and browse. There is easy access for wheelchair users and the attentive, volunteer-staff will always be on hand to help.

Steve Marshall, secretary of Age Concern Fuengirola and Mijas, said, "It has taken a two year search before we settled on the right premises, although at the moment it's organised chaos, but we'll be alright on the day."

All items for sale are selected for their quality and the money generated from the shop will help to fund their charity and social work in the local community.

The shop will sell new and secondhand goods, including clothes, jewellery, fashion accessories, household items, tools, DVDs and books.

With additional stock arriving daily, there will be something for everyone and the organisers promise to keep their prices low.

The shop will be open from 10am until 2pm Monday to Friday, and they will also open from 5pm until 7pm on a Wednesday.

Age Concern Fuengirola and Mijas was started by a small group of volunteers who recognised the need to provide services and support for older people living in Spain.

The charity provides advice, help and friendship to the over 50s English-speaking expat community within the area around Fuengirola and Mijas.