Charity’s Aladdin’s Cave secret is now out

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Local social enterprise charity SHAX is one of Dumfries & Galloway’s best-kept secrets – a veritable ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of great value second-hand furniture, vintage and retro items, hidden away inside a 4,000ft Dumfries warehouse.

Now, however, the secret is out – thanks to the charity’s new ‘Revolve-accredited’ status, awarded by Zero Waste Scotland.

Wherever displayed, the Revolve logo assures customers that they are buying from a great re-use shop with a commitment to providing only the highest quality second hand products and excellent customer service.

Joyce Harkness, SHAX’s Social Enterprise Manager, said: “SHAX helps people affected by homelessness and poverty in Dumfries and the surrounding area by providing them with minimal cost, good quality furniture and white goods. Local people have been very generous with their donations of furniture and other items so far, which has allowed us to open our warehouse on Bankend Road to the public to help us raise additional funds for our work. There are loads of great value second hand and vintage goods to be discovered there.”

SHAX relies on furniture donations to provide two key services: Emergency Starter Packs to provide basic household items for people moving to new permanent tenancies and its Homemaker Scheme, which allows delayed payment for people to get essential household furniture and goods for their new homes.

Customers wishing to pass on their unwanted items to their nearest Revolve store can call the national re-use phone line on 0800 0665 820 to have their items collected.